Baltimore acid spill prompts shelter in place call

Hazmat crews had their hands full in Baltimore. There was an acid spill at a plant in the Dundalk area.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Residents living within one mile of an acid spill at a Baltimore plant are being urged to stay indoors and shelter in place until further notice.   

Fire department spokesman Chief Roman Clark said the spill occurred around 10:45 a.m. Monday at the Solvay Industries plant in South Baltimore when crews were transferring chlorosulfonic acid from a tanker to a trailer.    

Clark said the spill "created a vapor cloud" that has since dissipated. There were no reported injuries, and only a small part of the plant was evacuated; all other employees were told to shelter in place.

Clark said the leak itself has been secured Monday afternoon. Hazmat crews have been dispatched to the scene.

Cellphone alerts were sent to residents within the affected area.

© 2017 Associated Press


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