The report from the company says "it is assumed that a portion" of chemicals stored in two damaged tanks was released into the facility. Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser says that's why they have acted with an abundance of caution to try and protect residents.
"We are quarantining that area except for six to eight in the evening," Nungesser said. "They have air monitors in the area and there's no additional threat to the public at this time."
Activists from the Louisiana Bucket Brigade say they want answers from the company and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality sooner rather than later. Nungesser says he wants to make sure residents can safely return and begin rebuilding.
"We'll be working with the state health department and DEQ to make sure that nothing has gotten into those areas," he said. "Everything appears to be confined to the Stolthaven facility."
The reports stated that "investigations to determine the release quantity are still underway" as of the date it was filed, Tuesday September 11.
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