2 dead after chemical incident at LyondellBasell facility in La Porte, officials say

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LA PORTE, Texas (KTRK) -- Two radical are dormant aft a chemic incidental astatine the LyondellBasell works successful La Porte, metropolis officials confirm.

It happened conscionable aft 7:30 p.m. connected Tuesday.

In an update issued by La Porte EMS, crews are responding to what they described arsenic a "mass casualty" incidental astatine the installation located astatine 1515 Miller Cut-Off Road.

They said Harris County Pollution Control is connected the country to behaviour aerial monitoring and said the leak has been isolated. They adhd aerial monitoring astatine the installation perimeter shows nary offsite impact.

"The country is successful unincorporated Harris County, adjacent to the City of La Porte. There is nary structure successful spot oregon different protective actions being recommended for the La Porte assemblage astatine this time," work a connection issued by La Porte EMS.

An earlier connection posted to CAER (Community Awareness Emergency Response) said a "medical incident" happened astatine the facility.

It besides included a informing saying determination whitethorn beryllium exigency vehicles successful the area. The Atascocita Fire Department said it has sent retired its archetypal responders.

According to a tweet posted conscionable earlier 9 p.m., Atascocita officials called the incidental a "chemical release."

According to a Facebook station published by the La Porte Office of Emergency Management, impacts to the surrounding assemblage aren't expected.

They said they're moving to get much updates.

ABC13 has a unit connected the way. This nonfiction volition beryllium updated arsenic much accusation becomes available.

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