Posted: Oct 16, 2013 11:07 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Oct 16, 2013 11:07 AM
BATON ROUGE - A small vapor leak at the Honeywell chemical plant in Baton Rouge caused workers to take shelter Wednesday morning, but didn't affect the surrounding area according to a plant spokesperson.
Peter Dalpe with Honeywell said a small amount of hydrochloric acid vapor leaked into the plant around 9 a.m. They said monitors around the plant's perimeter didn't detect any off-site impact from the vapors.
Dalpe said workers sheltered in place for about 10 minutes, and none required medical treatment.
Honeywell is investigating what caused the leak. Dalpe said they suspect it was caused by a malfunctioning valve.