LINDEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A chemical leak at a Phillips 66 refinery in Linden, New Jersey has been contained.
Police, firefighters and a hazmat team responded to the Infineum plant inside the Bayway Refinery Complex around 8:30 a.m. Monday on a report of a chemical cloud, Linden authorities said.
The plant shares part of the building with Phillips, CBS 2’s Ilana Gold reported.
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In a statement on the company’s website, the plant said a 25 percent concentration of ethylaluminum dichloride in a hydrocarbon oil was released and plant employees were ordered to shelter in place.
Video from the scene showed crews dousing the area with water after a giant plume of smoke filled the air.
Jennifer Taylor, who lives just two blocks away, ran outside to see what was happening.
“I seen a whole…
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