Hazmat called to Avon railroad tank leak

No injuries reported

AVON, Ind. - Crews were called to clean up potentially hazardous material in Avon after a railroad tank car leaked Thursday, officials said.

A worker at the CSX Transportation rail yard at 491 S. County Road 800 East smelled the leaked substance and called it in.

The tank was carrying vinyl chloride, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says is most often used to make PVC plastic and vinyl.

MORE: Information about vinyl chloride  http://1.usa.gov/ItaKCY

Roads were closed off on the property while hazmat crews and emergency workers responded to the scene.

The Wayne Township Fire Department said on its Twitter account that they'd been called to the scene to assist.

The hazmat teams gave the all-clear about 12:30 p.m. A mitigation team hired by CSX will handle the cleanup.

No injuries were reported, and there was not an evacuation.


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