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JP officials are reporting a chemical odor coming from St. Bernard Parish. People in Chalmette and Terrytown are reporting burning eyes and trouble breathing. We'll have much more on this breaking news on WWLTV.com and on our 10 p.m. newscast.
CHALMETTE, La. -- Jefferson Parish officials are reporting a chemical odor coming from St. Bernard Parish, according to the Jefferson Parish Fire Department.
According to air quality reports on the DEQ website, levels of hydrogen sulfide and sulphur dioxide were abnormal around 6 p.m. on Thursday in the area. Current scientific evidence links short-term exposure to sulphur dioxide, ranging from 5 minutes to 24 hours, with an array of adverse respiratory effects, such as emphysema and bronchitis, as well as aggravating existing heart disease. The effects can be more profound on asthmatics, children and the elderly. On Thursday, the level of hydrogen sulfide was at 1 or 2 parts per million throughout the day, but at 6 p.m. that number jumped to 10. Levels of sulphur dioxide were between 1.6 and 2.7 parts per million throughout the day, however, climbed to 29.1 at 6 p.m., the website shows.
Originally posted by kdog1982
You could take a look at this wind map to judge if it is coming from the big sink hole out there.
Just click and zoom in to the area.edit on 10-1-2013 by kdog1982 because: (no reason given)
St. Bernard Fire Chief Thomas Stone said one of his units passed by the Rain CII facility around 7 p.m. and reported the odor and smoke coming out of one of the plant's stacks. The Terrytown Fire Department also received reports of odor, Stone said. Hazmat crews have been notified.
Originally posted by Merlin Lawndart
Don't worry, this is routine. It's just some government agency, probably the CIA, testing some toxic chemical on the population to see what happens.