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.
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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.
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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 »
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 »
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.
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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 »
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 »
Since the explosion at Multi Chem in New Iberia, some residents living within a mile of the plant have evacuated to Cyr Gates Community Center. Red Cross volunteers say about ten people have evacuated to the center. Some evacuees say they only live a block or two away from the... more »