Rubbertown Explosion Update: Fire Still Burns

by Todd Mundt on March 24, 2011

A small fire continues to burn at the chemical plant in the Rubbertown neighborhood more than two days after an explosion killed two workers.

Louisville fire crews went inside Carbide Industries yesterday to assess whether chemicals are contained. A team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is also investigating the accident.

The plant produces calcium carbide, which is used to manufacture acetylene gas and various other chemicals.

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