Statement on Hoax Regarding Toxic Gas Release from Birla Carbon’s Columbian Chemicals Plant Near Centerville, Louisiana


September 11, 2014

We have been informed by the community that a text message has been received by several individuals indicating a release of toxic gas from the Birla Carbon’s Columbian Chemicals Plant near Centerville, Louisiana.

The content as stated by the text message is not true. There has been no release of such toxic gas, explosion or any other incident in our facility. We are not aware of the origin of this text message.

Law enforcement authorities have been contacted and are following up on this matter.

 Timothy L Fedrigon

Dy. Chief People Officer

Birla Carbon