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Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office
Tuesday July 7th, 2009 :: 08:22 a.m. CDT


Chemical odor in air is coming from Dow Chemical in St. Charles Parish. No danger alert at this time.

Officials with St. Charles Parish and Dow Chemical report that the source of the strong chemical odor in the Metro area is coming from a Dow Chemical plant in St. Charles Parish. They advise that there is no health concerns at this time. Tune to your local radio or TV news station for updates. WWL 870 radio is currently covering this incident.

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office
301 Main St
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 504-564-2525

Major Curtis Bowers
Deputy Chief of Special Operations

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