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  • Multi-Chem Meeting Scheduled for Tonight

    July 10, 2012 10:42 AM

    Vermilion Parish residents opposed to a Multi-Chem facility moving into their area plan on speaking at the fire department's monthly meeting tonight. The group flat out does not want Multi-Chem in their backyard. They say they worry about the effects it could have on their community. Construction is well... more »
  • Residents Protest New Multi-Chem Facility

    July 2, 2012 11:14 PM

    The chemical company Multi-Chem, recently bought by Halliburton, is building a new facility in Vermilion Parish. This new location off highway 92 will have an office, field laboratory and blending facility on 64 acres of land. Multi-Chem said it will eventually replace the New Iberia facility. While there are... more »
  • Homeland Security grades response to Multi-Chem disaster

    June 30, 2011 9:51 PM

    A section of Admiral Doyle could be closed for at least another two weeks. Multi-Chem officials say the company is still cleaning-up the remnants of the fire which burned for nearly three days. Since the explosion earlier this month, dozens of homes and businesses were evacuated, hundreds of claims filed... more »
  • Evacuation ends; Multi-Chem cleanup begins

    June 17, 2011 12:26 AM

    More than 60 homes and businesses are back to 'normal' Thursday afternoon. An evacuation put in place Tuesday evening ended a two-day blockade of a mile radius of Multi-Chem Corp. on Admiral Doyle Drive in New Iberia. "They were tremendous explosions." Odis Lounsberry says, "I called 911 and asked... more »
  • Multi-Chem Claims Center Busy on First Day

    June 16, 2011 12:02 AM

    Many people are already out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars as a result of the Multi-Chem explosion on Tuesday. Now those people are turning to the company for help. KATC was at the Multi-Chem claims center Wednesday afternoon as the reimbursement process began. Whether it's the little things... more »
  • Witnesses Recap Moments Following the Explosion

    June 15, 2011 7:43 PM

    Hundreds of people working near the site of the explosion are waiting on the evacuation to be lifted to return to work. A few eye-witnesses told KATC their story today. "It just felt like thunder. I thought it was going to be an afternoon shower coming on, and then... more »
  • 10 pm Update: Multi-Chem Comments on New Iberia Explosion

    June 15, 2011 12:17 AM

    Multi-Chem representatives arrived in New Iberia Tuesday night to assess the situation at their facility in New Iberia and begin investigating what caused the massive explosion. Multi-Chem also confirmed there were no injuries from this incident, saying all employees followed safety procedures and evacuated the plant quickly. However, the... more »

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