Sept 15 (Reuters) – Hydrochloric acid fumes leaking from a
rail automotive at a Texas chemical plant briefly halted delivery
on the Port of Freeport, Texas, on Wednesday, authorities mentioned.

A leaking rail automotive containing hydrochloric acid despatched a plume
over Venator Supplies Plc’s operations early Wednesday
and brought about the close by Port of Freeport to briefly droop
vessel site visitors.

There have been no accidents on the website and the leak was halted
when Venator workers depressurized the tank automotive, mentioned Brent
Powers, Venator’s Freeport website supervisor. The reason for the leak
is beneath investigation, he mentioned.

A coordinator the U.S. Environmental Safety Company’s
Nationwide Response Heart was on the scene, an EPA spokesperson
mentioned. No additional particulars had been instantly obtainable.

(Reporting by Gary McWilliams; Enhancing by Cynthia Osterman)