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Two years after an explosion destroyed its New Iberia facility, a new multi-chem blending plant officially opened. Located on 64 acres in Vermilion Parish, the plant will be used to blend and mix raw materials into products.

Citizens against multi-chem say even after a two year fight to stop the plant from opening failed, the battle isn't over. Marcella Manuel with the group said a lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality claiming they were not judicious or prudent in permitting multi-chem.

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Cade Bourque with multi-chem responded saying Multi-chem "applied for and received permits from local and state government agencies to build the office facility, a blend plant, and a state-of-the-art field laboratory on a 64-acre tract of land …We believe the permitting process was conducted in accordance with applicable laws and requirements."

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