2 employees transported to hospital after small chemical release at Marathon’s Galveston Bay Refinery, officials say

Texas City – Two employees were transported to a local medical facility after a small chemical release at Marathon’s Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, the refinery confirmed in a statement.

The statement comes after a shelter-in-place order was lifted for residents who lived near the refinery, which is located at 2401 5th Ave S.

An All Clear has been issued and the Shelter in Place has been lifted.

Posted by City of Texas City on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

According to the statement from the refinery, automated response systems activated mitigation measures in response to a small chemical release.

“The release has been stopped and air monitoring data indicate no off-site impact,” the release read in part.

A full investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the release, according to the refinery.


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