NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS/AP) – Delaware environmental officials will update residents about actions taken by a chemical plant owner since a gas leak temporarily closed the Delaware Memorial Bridge on one of the busiest travel days last year. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Croda are set to host a meeting on Wednesday in New Castle to discuss the actions that have been taken since Croda accidentally released highly flammable ethylene oxide into the air.
Croda blamed the leak on a gasket made of unsuitable material.READ MORE: La Salle Coach Raises Awareness For Daughter With Leukemia
The bridge was closed on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2018, for several hours after the leak was discovered.READ MORE: Single-Car Crash In Cheltenham Township Leaves 1 Person Dead, 4 Others Injured
The plant said there was never an unsafe level of the ethylene oxide in the air outside the facility perimeter.
No injuries were reported from the incident.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Fast Storm System To Bring Snow To Parts Of Delaware Valley Sunday Evening
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