Chemical leak shuts down Dr. Pepper plant

Southwest Houston plant evacuated after ammonia leak

Published On: Jan 12 2012 07:17:08 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 12 2012 07:45:52 AM CST
Ammonia leak shuts down Dr. Pepper plant
HOUSTON -

Workers at a Dr. Pepper Bottling Plant in southwest Houston had to be evacuated after a chemical leak, according to Houston firefighters.

The hazmat team responded to a call for help at the plant on Holly Hall Street and Almeda Road just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Crews found a piece of machinery that was leaking ammonia. 

The leak was capped and fixed. 

Large fans had to be used to clear the air in the bottling area. 

After three hours, workers were able to return to their stations. 

No one was hurt.