Sometime around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday morning an explosion occurred at a Westlake Chemical Plant located at 1300 PPG Dr, Westlake, LA.

The plant manufactures and supplies products that enhance the daily lives of people from plastic wrap to tubing used in medical care, the chlorine that treats water and pools, and much more.

KPLC has reached out to plant and local officials and they are saying a tank of Ethylene Dichloride is what exploded. We will continue to keep you posted.

Updates on this developing story can be found HERE via our KPEL News Team.

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