Joe Sutton, CNN
At least two people were killed and four were injured after an acetic acid leak at the Lyon del Basel facility near Laport, Texas, officials said Tuesday.
“Leaks are isolated and air monitoring around the facility shows no offsite impact. At this time, shelters and other safeguards are not recommended. Emergency authorities have potential We are working to gather information about personal injuries, “said Laporte Emergency Management Agency. Tweet..
“Now we can see two dead,” Harris County Fire Department spokeswoman Rachel K. Neutzler told CNN.
At least four people were burned, according to a Lyon del Basel statement provided to CNN by La Porte spokeswoman Lee Woodward.
According to the statement, the facility had an “acetic acid leak.”
“Our on-site incident response team responded swiftly and the leak stopped. Emergency response personnel from the city of Laport and Channel Industries Mutual Assistance are on site,” said Lyondell Basell’s statement.
“We work closely with responders to ensure that all employees are accounted for. Atmospheric monitoring did not indicate a level of concern for the community,” the statement said.
before Tweet, They said the emergency management office had no expected impact on the surrounding community.
Woodward told CNN that the first report arrived around 7:30 pm.
“Lyondell Basell LaPorte has asked La Porte EMS for support in a mass casualty accident at the facility,” he said.
According to Woodward, the area is located in the unincorporated Harris County, adjacent to the city of La Porte.
Lyondell Basell Specializes in plastics, chemicals and refining.
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