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No Injuries After High-Pressure Release at Gas Plant

Officers responded to a gas release and rapid depressurization.

Authorities on scene of explosion at Linde Gas plant.
Authorities on scene of explosion at Linde Gas plant.
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LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Emergency responders say no one has been hurt in a high-pressure release at a Houston-area gasification plant.

Police in La Porte (luh-PORT') say the incident, initially reported as an explosion, happened late Wednesday morning at Linde (LIN'-dee) Gas. 


Sgt. Bennie Boles says officers responded to a gas release and rapid depressurization. Boles says the site was shut down and secured, with no reported injuries. 

He says the unit was inspected and declared safe. A nearby highway was briefly shut down, as a precaution. 

A statement from New Jersey-based Linde North America says a line breach resulted in a loud noise, the release of gases was stopped and there's no risk to the surrounding community. 

La Porte is 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Houston.

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