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More haz mat crews called to Dupont; "no danger to public"

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WDRB) -- More hazardous materials crews responded to the Dupont plant in Rubbertown Monday evening to assist in plugging a leak in a dike, which, in turn, was holding back a mixture of hydrochloric acid and water being removed after a larger leak Sunday.

However, spokesperson Jody Johnson with Metro Emergency Management said "there is no danger" to neighbors outside the plant with this latest development.

Essentially, a leak developed in a dike used to contain the hydrochloric acid and water that originally leaked last night.

Crews were using soda ash to neutralize the material -- and it's possible the new problem could delay repairing the problem that forced a shelter in place among neighbors of the chemical plant Sunday night.

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