Today's Coming Crisis Movie

Thursday, May 31, 2012

11 People Hospitalized After Gas Leak At Portland Darigold Plant, Oregon

A chemical mix-up at a Darigold plant in Southeast Portland sent eleven people to the hospital Wednesday morning. Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman Paul Corah says they are being treated for respiratory irritation.

Corah says a truck was offloading corrosive material inside the plant when hoses were crossed. The material was pumped into the wrong tank. Corah says when the two chemicals mixed, they made a chlorine-type gas. A HAZMAT team is evaluating the condition of the plant. Corah says the gas leak has stopped and there will be no more evacuations required.

He said neighbors who live near the plant are not in danger. Source