Earlier, the city’s emergency management office said the order was issued as a precaution, adding that the Marathon Galveston Bay refinery detected hydrogen fluoride in the afternoon. Marathon’s speech explained the situation, saying two workers had been taken to a medical facility as a precaution.
“The automated response systems at the Galveston Bay refinery have activated mitigation measures today in response to a small release of chemicals. The release has been stopped and air monitoring data does not indicate any off-site impact, ”said a statement from Marathon. “Relevant regulatory notifications have been made. A full investigation will be conducted to determine the cause. “
There was no immediate information about the medical consequences for anyone in the community.
The order also impacted after-school programs at eight Texas City ISD campuses and facilities. Heights, Texas City High School, Stingaree Stadium, Blocker, ITC, Kohfeldt, Calvin Vincent and the Simpson Education Support Center were affected, with the district saying eight Fry Intermediate buses were to remain under order until he is up.
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