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CID LEAK
(2007-10-17)
(wgvu) - - AUTHORITIES IN THE DETROIT SUBURB OF MELVINDALE HAVE ALLOWED PEOPLE RETURN TO THEIR HOMES AFTER A CHEMICAL LEAK LED TO THE EVACUATION OF ABOUT 3,000 RESIDENTS.
ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A HYDROCHLORIC ACID
LEAK FROM A TANK ON THE ROOF OF A METAL FINISHING PLANT.
AN ELEMENTARY, A MIDDLE AND A HIGH SCHOOL IN THE EVACUATION ZONE
WERE CLEARED AS A PRECAUTION THIS MORNING.
RESIDENTS GOT THE ALL-CLEAR TO RETURN ABOUT 9:30 P.M.
HYDROCHLORIC ACID IS A HIGHLY CORROSIVE LIQUID THAT CAN CAUSE
BURNS IF IT COMES INTO DIRECT CONTACT WITH SKIN OR EYES.

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