Mandatory evacuation lifted in Belle Chasse Saturday

Belle Chasse, La.- Plaquemines Parish officials say the mandatory evacuation order as a result of the chemical release at Sun Drilling Chemical Company on Main street in Belle Chasse is now lifted.

Authorities say the situation was stabilized and the immediate danger was declared over around 8 a.m. Saturday.

Residents are able to return to their homes at 10 a.m. following the completion of necessary clean up efforts.