25 October 2012 16:44 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Nine people were treated and released from a hospital after hydrochloric acid escaped from a vessel at a plant in ?xml:namespace>
The vessel failed on Wednesday at a plant owned by the Dallas Group of America, said Bruce Clawson with the Texas City Office of Emergency Management.
As a result, 300 gal (1,100 litres) escaped from the vessel, he said.
A shelter-in-place order was issued at 23:00 hours
The restriction was lifted at 05:00 hours, according to the city's emergency management website.
Nine people were treated at a hospital and released, said Diane Tracy, spokeswoman with the Dallas Group.
Among the nine were four fire fighters, one Dallas Group employee and four employees at a neighbouring plant, she said.
The company is investigating the leak, she said.
The plant in
Additional reporting by William Lemos
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