.Wow. This video completely blows my mind. This occurred in 1980; I was an adult, mid 30s, working in the public, watching news on TV, reading the newspaper, and I remember n.o.t.h.i.n.g of this! Perhaps because there were no human fatalities, the news just didn't make it two states away to Missouri where I lived at the time.
In 1991 or 92 I was on a fabulous tour of Louisana which took us to Avery Island (where Tabasco Sauce is made) and New Iberia, both in the area, as well as Jefferson Island. I don't remember anyone saying word one about this! Holy cow! Watch this video and then tell me .... wouldn't you think I should have heard about this?
Where was I?????? Did anyone else hear about this?