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9 hurt in Texas City chemical leak

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TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - Officials say nine people have been slightly hurt in a chemical tank leak that restricted outdoor activities in a Southeast Texas city.

Emergency authorities in Texas City lifted the shelter-in-place order shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday in a storage tank spill involving hydrochloric acid.

Diane Tracy with New Jersey-based Dallas Group of America Inc. says company officials are investigating Wednesday night's accident.

Tracy says one Dallas Group employee, four workers with a neighboring transportation company and four firefighters were injured. Tracy says all nine victims were treated and released from a hospital.

Homeland Security coordinator Bruce Clawson says the victims suffered acid exposure in the leak around 11 p.m. Wednesday. A shelter-in-place order was issued just before midnight Wednesday.

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