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Alert issued after chemical release in Rubbertown

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Code Red alert has been issued for the neighborhood around Rubbertown following a chemical leak.

According to MetroSafe, American Synthetic Rubber is experiencing a leak of butadiene. The leak was first reported around 10:30 Monday morning and is considered a level 2 hazmat situation.

Metrosafe reports the leak has been contained.

Butadiene is a colorless, highly flammable hydrocarbon used to manufacture rubber.

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