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Chemical leak in Ascension Parish contained

5 years 10 months 1 week ago Wednesday, January 18 2017 Jan 18, 2017 January 18, 2017 9:29 PM January 18, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Hazmart crews have contained a hydrochloric acid leak in Ascension Parish, and emergency responders have been working to neutralize the chemical.

A hazmat team was called to the scene on Ashland Road near Highway 30. Someone working along the railroad reported the leak coming from a rail car.

Officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, and everything within a one-mile radius, was evacuated as a precaution. Ashland Road was also shut down for some time.

APSO said the public was not in any danger.

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