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Cause of Valero steam leak under investigation


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:


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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