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Chemical Release at Bogalusa

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In re: Chemical Release at Bogalusa, Twenty-Second Judicial District Court, Parish of Washington, State of Louisiana, Division "C" No: 73341 (All Cases)

BRIEF SUMMARY OF LITIGATION

This matter arises from an incident that occurred in October 1995 in which materials were released from a railroad tank car containing nitrogen tetroxide (N204) manufactured by Vicksburg Chemical Company, which was in a railroad tank car owned by Union Tank Car Company, transported by the Kansas City Southern Railway Company and the Illinois Central Railroad Company, and leased to Gaylord Chemical Corporation on the premises of Gaylord Chemical Corporation in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Beginning on October 23, 1995 and continuing for the next two days, the town called for the evacuation or shelter-in-place of certain affected sectors of Bogalusa.  Residents began returning home on the evening of October 25, 1995, after emergency personnel neutralized the tank's contents.  

This matter is under the jurisdiction of the 22nd Judicial District Court, Parish of Washington, state Of Louisiana, Division “C” and the Honorable Judge Robert J. Burns.

November 14, 2014 - Reliance Settlement
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