DEQ: Refrigerant leak reported at Honeywell

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Posted: May 14, 2012 12:28 PM by Russell Jones
Source: DEQ

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Topics: DEQ refrigerant, leak, Honeywell, freon, plant, chemical

BATON ROUGE - The Department of Environmental quality said a chemical leak was quickly addressed at the Baton Rouge Honeywell plant today, and didn't result in any emergency.

A DEQ spokesperson said ten pounds of Trichlorofluoromethane, a form of freon refrigerant, was released from a leaking flange.

The spokesperson said the leak started at 10:50 and was secured at 10:57. They said no one was injured, and no evacuations or monitoring were ordered.

DEQ will do a follow-up inspection of the release later today.

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