Reports of explosion at the Eastman Chemical Plant in Kingsport
KINGSPORT, Tennessee (WDEF) – Officials at the Eastman Chemical Plant call it a “process upset.”
But people around the Kingsport plant say they heard two explosions and saw a plume of smoke rise from the plant this morning.
The company says no one was hurt.
They describe it this way, “The upset created a loud noise and a visible plume.”
But they did order employees to shelter in place and advise nearby residents to stay indoors.
Officials are still evaluating how serious the incident was.