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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blast at La. Plant kills 1, more than 70 hurt

The Williams Companies Inc. plant in the Ascension Parish town of Geismar La. exploded Thursday. The fire broke out Thursday morning at the plant, which the company's website says puts out about 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer grade propylene a year.