WATCH: The Huge Terrifying Explosion At Illinois Chemical Plant
A chemical manufacturing plant in Rockton, Illinois explodes this Monday!
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The black cloud caused by the explosion and the extremely hazardous materials could be seen from miles afar.
MASSIVE EXPLOSION seen at Rockton, IL's Chemtool plant. (Courtesy: WLS). LATEST: https://t.co/RGYxyJ8k2e pic.twitter.com/AtehTezor8
— Eyewitness News WTVO/WQRF (@MyStateline) June 14, 2021
The incident happened in the early morning, around 7:30 AM, while the reason was still not announced.
The explosion as well as the dark cloud as the aftermath were visible from a satellite!
As well as on the ground. Incredible 13 MILES AWAY!
Just for some perspective on the Chemtool fire…this is the cloud from about 13 miles away near N. 2nd St. and River Ln. pic.twitter.com/qq4XiMDa5u
— Eric Wilson (@Eric_Wilson99) June 14, 2021
Chemtool released a statement that said:
“We have confirmed all on-site are safe and accounted for. Our concern right now is for the safety of all our employees and the surrounding community. As a precaution, authorities have evacuated residents in a one-mile radius of the site,”
“We do not yet know what caused this incident, but we will be working with local authorities and with our own risk management team to determine what happened and identify any corrective actions. We will share more details as they are known.”