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Sep 7, 2010 12:30 PM by Melissa Canone

Chalmette Refining Released Blanket of Powder

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish Fire Chief Thomas Stone
says an early-morning power failure at Chalmette Refining released
at least a ton of spent catalyst powder over much of Chalmette and
Arabi.
Stone says that when people woke up Sunday, it looked as if a
sandstorm had blown through.
He says residents can clean it from cars and other property
without danger, but it's a nuisance.
St. Bernard President Craig Taffaro Jr. says people should
photograph it for their records before cleaning it.
He says the refinery has issued a toll-free claims number:
1-877-657-2833.

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