BREAKING NEWS Shelter In Place set up in White Castle after chemical leak

Tryve Brackin

A leaking sulfuric acid tank at a plant located in the Geismar area of Ascension Parish created a precautionary and brief Shelter In Place situation in the town of White Castle Thursday around 1:30 p.m.

According to Iberville Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Supervisor Laurie Doiron the precautionary situation was lifted after only a few minutes had transpired. Reports came that a cloud from the leaking tank moved further south over the Mississippi River and away from White Castle. It dissipated quickly causing no harm to citizens in the Donaldsonville area. No reports came from Iberville Parish residents concerning problems resulting from potential exposure according to Doiron.