A chemical leak Saturday from a valve on an outdoor tank at Vertellus Specialties plant in Delaware Water Gap, Pa., forced the evacuation of nearby homes but caused no injuries to employees or damage to equipment, according to a Vertellus official. The plant makes alkenyl succinic anhydrides, which are used in engine oil additives.
The leakoccurred at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, according to Bob Morlino, president of Vertelluss health and specialty products division (formerly Heico Chemicals). Five employees were on the site at the time of the incident, Morlino said.
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