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Chemical Safety Board Weighs Deployment to Hurricane-Borne Blaze

Aug. 27, 2020, 9:22 PM

The U.S. Chemical Hazard and Safety Investigation Board is weighing whether to deploy to a chemical fire at a Louisiana manufacturing facility damaged during Hurricane Laura.

At 3 p.m. Thursday, Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Biolab Inc. confirmed on its website an ongoing fire at its Lake Charles, La., facility. The damage comes after the hurricane made landfall early Thursday morning along the Texas-Louisiana coast as a “catastrophic” Category 4 storm. It is the first major system to hit the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Michael in 2018.

“Our priority is the safety and well-being of the Lake Charles community of which we are ...

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