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CCFD: Second chemical leak at the South Texas Cold Storage facility this year

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Police shut down intersections near the South Texas Cold Storage facility for a second ammonia leak according to Corpus Christi Fire Department Captain James Brown.

The incident happened just after 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

First responders had received reports of ammonia in the air which prompted HAZ-MAT crews to be called in. Police officers were also called in to close certain intersections as teams took air samples around the facility.

The incident comes just a month ago after a 'shelter in place' was ordered involving the plant back on June 12th, 2017.

Shelter in place warning lifted after chemical leak

In today's incident, Captain Brown says the ammonia leak was contained inside the building, and HAZ-MAT crews showed they found nothing was getting out into the public.

Based off of the samples, a 'shelter in place' was not issued.

Investigators say they will notify the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality about today's incident.

There were no reports of injuries.

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