Explosion reported at Tenn. Eastman Chemical Company plant

Footage shows an explosion at the Eastman Chemical Company plant in Kingsport Tennessee on Wednesday Oct. 4 2017

The facility was founded in 1920, and according to its website, produces "a broad range of chemicals, fibers and plastics found in products such as paint, adhesives, textiles, sports bottles, pharmaceuticals and medical devices".

Officials from the Eastman Chemical Company said that no injuries were reported beyond those requiring only first aid. We're following all safety protocols to assess and secure the area.

Residents in eastern Tennessee were advised to stay in their homes Wednesday after a nearby manufacturing plant reported an incident it called a "process upset".

Still, a shelter-in-place order remains for people within a quarter-miles of the facility. "We've also removed the precautionary shelter in place for the surrounding community within a half-mile radius".

The plant was scene of a massive explosion in 1960.

Fire crews were dispatched to Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport as several reports of explosions have been heard coming from the campus.

No one was injured and the company said "our employees are now sheltered in place as we are working to secure the area" as a cautionary measure.

According to Eastman, a "process upset" near a part of the plant that deals with coal gasification caused the "loud noise and visible plume". The firm told CBS that no employees were injured but they were told to shelter in place.

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