Powder & Bulk Solids is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

2 Hurt after Explosion at Powdered Activated Carbon Plant

Image courtesy of Pixabay flying-sparks-142486_1920.jpg
Representative image
Firefighters responded to a blast Thursday afternoon at the ADA Carbon Solutions facility near Coushatta, LA.

Crews were called to the ADA Carbon Solutions powdered activated carbon plant near Coushatta, LA Thursday afternoon after an explosion as reported at the facility, several local news organizations reported.

Few details on the blast were available, but the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office told television news station KSLA that two people were injured with burns during the incident.

Officials are investigating the circumstances that led to the explosion, according to ABC News affiliate KTBS.

Part of Advanced Emissions Solutions Inc., ADA Carbon Solutions is a major supplier of powdered activated carbon, according to the firm’s website. The company describes the its Red River plant near Coushatta as “the largest, most automated and environmentally friendly activated carbon plant in North America.”

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.