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Chemical Release at Texas Plant

1:44 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

DuPont’s La Porte, TX plant released oleum, a disulfuric acid, last Thursday, prompting officials to issue a shelter-in-place order, which was lifted the same day, emergency officials say. There were no injuries reported. Oleum is used to make fibers, and can irritate the nose and throat, officials...

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