Delaware River Spill Requires Hazmat Cleanup, Hospitalizes 2

Delaware River Spill Requires Hazmat Cleanup, Hospitalizes 2

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PHILADELPHIA -

An early-morning hazardous materials situation in Port Richmond sent two people to the hospital.

Fire officials were not able to confirm what was spilled into the Delaware River near the 3300 block of North Delaware Avenue around 11 pm Sunday night.

Officials now confirm that a piece of equipment malfunctioned at a gas plant, the Kinder Morgan Company facility, spilling 50 gallons of carbonic acid into the Delaware River.

Two workers were exposed to the chemical and taken to Hahnemann University Hospital for observation. They are in stable condition.

The hazmat team has cleaned up the mess and officials say the situation is under control.

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