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DOW Chemical Benzene Release Mississippi River

Hahnville, LA 70057, USA | 2019-Sep-04

Initial Notification: On Sept 4 2019, USCG was notified of a benzene release into the Mississippi River at mm 127 from the DOW Chemical facility in Hahnville, LA. DOW reported that the release exceeded the reportable quantity (10 lbs). Cause of the release is unknown.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Latitude (approximate): 29° 59.58′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 26.47′ West