"Investigators Seek Cause of Chemical Blasts in Louisiana"

"State and federal investigators in Louisiana are working to uncover what caused fatal blasts at two different chemical plants in the span of two days."

"The second explosion took place Friday night at the CF Industries plant in Donaldsonville, a small town along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

As of Saturday afternoon, one person had died in the blast and seven others were injured.

On Thursday, an explosion at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar killed two people and wounded dozens of others. The two facilities are a few miles apart in a region dense with refineries and petrochemical plants, a corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans that’s been called 'Cancer Alley' and 'Bhopal on the bayou,' a reference to the 1984 industrial disaster in Bhopal, India."

Michael Mello reports for the Los Angeles Times June 15, 2013.

Source: LA Times, 06/17/2013