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Chemical release forces part of ship channel to close

GALENA PARK, Texas – A shelter in place has been lifted for the city of Galena Park. Authorities issued the warning due to a sulfur dioxide release at Pasadena Refining.

The Houston Ship Channel was also shut down from Kinder-Morgan ship dock 4 to the Magellan Turn Basin, about one mile in distance. The channel is now open.

KPRC will provide updates when they become available.