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Explosion causes chemical spill at International Paper in Richland

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
RICHLAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A dust explosion happened around midnight last night at International Paper plant in Richland.

This caused a small fire inside.

Officials tell us that a second explosion happened around 6 a.m. this morning, resulting in a chemical spill.

The chemical that was spilled is caustic soda solution.

Richland Fire crews are on the scene, as well as ambulance, and MDEQ.

The Mississippi Department Environment Quality is also on the scene cleaning up the spilled chemicals.

Nobody was inside at the time.

We will keep you updated as soon as we find out more.

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