Rubbertown shelter-in-place order lifted - News, Weather & Sports

Rubbertown shelter-in-place order lifted

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A shelter-in-place order issued after an acid leak has since been lifted.

According to MetroSafe, at 5:47 on Sunday they received a call about a hydrochloric acid leak at DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts.

A one-mile radius shelter-in-place order was issued for the area around 4200 Campground Road.

The chemical leaked from a 500,000 gallon tank inside of the building creating a Level 2 Hazmat situation.

The Lake Dreamland Fire Dept., reports that the leak has been corralled. Although it is still flowing, it's not seen as a public safety issue.

The shelter-in-place order, they say, was a precaution.

No exposures to the acid leak have been reported. The EPA is monitoring air and water quality.

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