3 hospitalized following St. Gabriel Chlorine gas leak
ST. GABRIEL - Representatives from Olin Chlor Alkali confirmed an early morning leak of chlorine gas from a product storage tank at the company's St. Gabriel facility.
According to the statement Olin Chlor Alkali's Tony Zagora, the release of the hazardous gas has been stopped. All employees at the facility took immediate safety precautions as a team jumped into action to begin the process of addressing the situation.
Three employees of a contractor working at the St. Gabriel plant were taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluation, but no other employees at the facility were affected by the leak.
"While we have no indication the release has affected anyone outside of our facility, we did notify neighboring industrial facilities about the situation. We also notified the appropriate regulatory agencies," said Zagora.
Olin has made it clear that they will conduct a thorough analysis in an effort to determine the cause of this morning's release.
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