Geismar, Louisiana

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Geismar
Settlement
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishAscension
Elevation23 ft (7 m)
Coordinates30°12′14″N 91°01′19″W / 30.204°N 91.022°W / 30.204; -91.022
TimezoneCST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
 
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Coordinates: 30°12′14″N 91°01′19″W / 30.204°N 91.022°W / 30.204; -91.022
Geismar
Settlement
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishAscension
Elevation23 ft (7 m)
Coordinates30°12′14″N 91°01′19″W / 30.204°N 91.022°W / 30.204; -91.022
TimezoneCST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)

Geismar is an unincorporated community in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Geismar is south of Prairieville and north of Gonzales. The community has two schools, Dutchtown Primary/ Middle School and Dutchtown High School, which are ranked among the top schools in the state of Louisiana.[1] The Mississippi River runs through the town. The area is vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical systems due to its low elevation and its proximity to the coast of southeast Louisiana.

2013 explosion at Williams Olefins plant[edit]

On the morning of June 13, 2013, an explosion occurred at the Williams Olefins plant[2] in Geismar. The plant produces 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer grade propylene annually. Over 70 people were injured in the explosion, and at least two people have died.[3][4][5]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dutchtown High School - Geismar, Louisiana - LA - School overview". Greatschools.org. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  2. ^ Olefins, The Williams Companies
  3. ^ Explosion at Williams Olefins plant in Geismar; 30 or more may be injured, Nola.com, June 13, 2013.
  4. ^ Geismar plant explosion injures 73, kills 1; Gov. Bobby Jindal promises investigation, Nola.com, June 13, 2013.
  5. ^ http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2013/06/17/295747.htm 2nd Victim Dies After Blast at Geismar, Louisiana Chemical Plant, injurancejournal.com, June 17, 2013.