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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chemical leak contained at New Jersey refinery

Today's post is shared from app.com
Officials say no one was injured during a chemical leak in northern New Jersey.
Infineum USA says the leak was spotted in a drum containing 25 percent of ethyl aluminum dichloride art the company’s plant in Linden’s Bayway Refinery Complex around 8 a.m. Monday.
Employees sheltered in place and the leak was isolated about 45 minutes later.
Infineum says approximately 1,400 pounds of the chemical was released in the form of a cloud that dissipated within an hour. The company says there was no danger to those in the complex or in the community.
The state health department says the highly flammable and reactive chemical can irritate the nose, eyes and skin. It also can cause rash and burns.
The company is investigating to determine what caused the leak.
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