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Nobody hurt in high-pressure release at Texas gas plant

LA PORTE, Texas (AP) - Emergency responders say no one has been hurt in a high-pressure release at a Houston-area gasification plant.

Police in La Porte (luh-PORT') say the incident, initially reported as an explosion, happened late Wednesday morning at Linde (LIN'-dee) Gas.

Sgt. Bennie Boles says officers responded to a gas release and rapid depressurization. Boles says the site was shut down and secured, with no reported injuries.

He says the unit was inspected and declared safe. A nearby highway was briefly shut down, as a precaution.

A statement from New Jersey-based Linde North America says a line breach resulted in a loud noise, the release of gases was stopped and there's no risk to the surrounding community.

La Porte is 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Houston.

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