9 Dec, 2020 04:32
Authorities in Belle, West Virginia have ordered residents to shelter in place following a strong explosion and blaze at an area chemical plant. Few particulars have up to now emerged in regards to the blast.
“We’ve had not less than one very severe explosion and a working hearth on the plant,” Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper stated on Tuesday night time, after the blast was reported round 10pm native time.
It stays unclear whether or not any unstable chemical substances had been concerned within the explosion.
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I used to be simply briefed by our @WVEMD. They’re coordinating with @KCCDHSEM in response to the incident tonight on the Chemours plant in Belle. I urge everybody within the space to comply with the Shelter-In-Place Order at present in impact. Cathy and I are praying for the security of all concerned. https://t.co/7n9DgSYfRI
— Governor Jim Justice (@WVGovernor) December 9, 2020