A Louisiana broiler plant may soon become a “national disaster” after a toxic mix of crude oil and other contaminants was found in the air.
Local health officials are now warning residents about breathing the fumes of a polluted plant that is now under investigation by state health officials.
It’s unclear how long the spill will remain a problem in Louisiana.
In February, the state announced it would be looking at what to do about the contamination.
The state has said it plans to clean up the contaminated plant and reopen it.
The state Department of Health and Hospitals said it will conduct an air quality study, which could include testing people’s exposure to volatile organic compounds.
A spokesman for Gov.
John Bel Edwards said in a statement Friday that officials are “currently assessing the situation at this plant and will make a final determination on the next steps.”