Urbana Plant Evacuated After Chemical Leak


URBANA - Ten workers were hospitalized after a chemical leak at the Guardian West Facility in Urbana.

The Flex-N-Gate plant began a full evacuation just before 3pm Wednesday.

A trucking company's error led to the release of sulfuric acid throughout the building.

Urbana Fire Chief Mike Dilley says the leak was not a fire risk but an inhalation hazard.

While large fans were used to get rid of the vapors, firefighters faced a challenge with the heat.

Dilley suspects the transported employees to be treated and released.

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