NJ Phillips 66 Refinery Chemical Leak SHELTER IN PLACE CLOSE WINDOWS *UPDATED*

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*UPDATED BELOW* Hazmat teams are on the scene of a chemical leak at the Phillips 66 – Bayway refinery in Linden, New Jersey over the release of ethylaluminum dichloride into the air.

Authorities have ordered a shelter in place in the surrounding area, advising residents to keep their windows shuttered.

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Linden Police indicated the leak was contained, and there is no threat to the immediate area.

Union County Hazmat and firefighters remain on the scene.

The leaking chemical, a 15% solution of ethylaluminum dichloride, is used in the oil refining process. Ethylaluminum dichloride can cause skin irritation, rash and burns and breathing the vapor can irritate the nose and throat.

h/t 7online

A Phillips 66 rep contacted THECOUNT.COM with this late-breaking update:

The release was NOT at the Phillips 66 refinery. It was in a different area of the Bayway Industrial Complex.

This morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, there was a release within the Infineum area of the Bayway Industrial Complex. Immediately Phillips 66 enacted its emergency response to assist the Infineum responders and a shelter-in-place order was issued within the complex as a precaution. There were no personnel injuries as a result of this release.

Infineum reported that the release was contained and the shelter-in-place was lifted at about 9:50 a.m. ET. Phillips 66 refinery operations were uninterrupted. Infineum is a third party tenant operating within the Bayway Industrial Complex.

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