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Cause of Valero steam leak under investigation

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PORT ARTHUR -

12News has learned that one person was taken to the hospital following an incident at the Valero Refinery in Port Arthur.

An ambulance and a medical helicopter were placed on standby.

A spokesperson for Valero released the following statement shortly after Noon on Friday:

STATEMENT FROM VALERO

At about 9:45 this morning, a steam leak occurred at the Valero Port Arthur Refinery. One refinery employee reported minor abrasions and has been transported to a local hospital for evaluation. No hydrocarbons were released.  Appropriate regulatory agencies have been notified, and the cause of the incident is under investigation.

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.

 

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