'Minor leak' at BP's Texas City plant contained
TEXAS CITY, TX (KTRK) -- What's being called a "minor leak" at the British Petroleum plant in Texas City is now contained and officials say it never impacted anyone outside the plant.
Texas City Homeland Security says a minor leak of hydrofluoric acid was reported around 8:30am Tuesday. There were no injuries and no offsite impacts.
We're told the acid is a by product of the gas distillation process at the BP plant. BP officials say air monitoring is in place in the community as well as at the fence line. Those monitors are not detecting any presence of hydrofluoric acid.
Texas City Emergency Management says they are watching the incident very closely and that no action is required at this time.
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