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Tank almost empty following acid leak

Crews on the scene of the leak Sunday. Crews on the scene of the leak Sunday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Hazmat crews have almost completely emptied a tank of acid following a hydrochloric acid leak in Rubbertown.

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.

Once the tank is empty, officials said teams can finish the clean up.

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