Four Injured in West Virginia in Chemical Manufacturing Plant Accident

An explosion occurred near the Chemours plant in Belle, West Virginia which left four people injured.

An explosion occurred near the Chemours plant in Belle, West Virginia which left four people injured.

“An incident at one of the tenant companies at the Chemours site in Belle, West Virginia has resulted in a fire. Site responders are working to contain the fire. We have no further details at this time,” said Chemours.

Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper said that two workers and one person hit by debris while another was taken to a hospital due to unmentioned injuries.

Carper added that investigators suspected that the explosion was caused by chlorinated dry bleach and methanol.

Residents near the plant reported feeling the blast while emergency officials had announced a shelter-in-place order for 2 miles around the plant before they closed off the roads to the area.

As of 11:55 p.m., Kanawha County Office of Emergency Management Director C.W. Sigman said the situation at the plant was under control.


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