Train Leaks Aniline at Flint Plant

By: E&P Staff Residents of several blocks in Huntington, W.Va., were asked to stay indoors for three to four hours yesterday morning during containment of an aniline leak from a train delivering to a Flint Group pigments plant.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting reported that plant personnel put the size of the leak at approximately 50,000 pounds of the toxic liquid. Fire Chief Tim Provaznik told the Associated Press that three businesses also were evacuated and six blocks of U.S. 60 were closed to traffic.

Only one employee was reported exposed to the chemical. He was sent to a local hospital as a precaution.


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