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Evacuations ordered after chemical leak in Miami Twp.

By Kimberly Holmes – bio | email

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A gas leak is under control after several evacuations were ordered in Miami Township.

It happened around 1:15 p.m. at the DuPont Plant in the 11200 block of Brower Road. Police said the chemical Oleum leaked inside the plant.

The plant's emergency crew evacuated the plant. All non-essential personnel were sent home. Several local fire crews also evacuated Shawnee Lookout Park and Golf Course, as well as a nearby CSX railyard.

"After consulting with the park district, they thought it would be best to pull the golfers off the course because if it turned out to be something real, it would be a little harder to get them out," said Miami Township Fire Chief Stephen Ober.

Ober said at least 10 fire departments and hazardous material crews, including the Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials Unit, responded to the scene.

"We have EMS units, some fire companies and some water haulers," said Chief Ober. "All in a ready position. All acting as a precaution."

Ober said the leak slowed around 3p.m., and crews were able to get a handle on it. Meantime, much of Brower Road remained closed early this evening, as crews worked to secure the area.

No injuries have been reported.

 

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