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Apr 27, 2015

03:09:18 GMT--HAZMAT - North-America - USA

EDIS Number: HZ-20150427-47955-USA
Date / time: 27/04/2015 03:07:52 [UTC]
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Texas
Location: Texas City
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate


State authorities are cleaning up sulfuric acid that leaked from five drums abandoned at a Houston-area storage facility. Galveston County Emergency Management Coordinator Garret Foskit said Sunday the leak has been stopped but cleanup crews are still on-scene at the facility in Texas City. The highly corrosive chemical leaked from five 250-gallon containers and caused the brief closure Saturday of the Texas City Wye, a section of road near the Gulf Freeway. Foskit estimates about 75 full or partially filled 250-gallon containers were left at the facility, though it's unknown whether all contained sulfuric acid. State agencies, including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, have responded to the leak. A Texas City official said air tests did not find any detectable threat.

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