Eight employees exposed to chemicals hospitalized in U.S. city

(Xinhua) 15:12, December 05, 2023

HOUSTON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Eight employees were hospitalized on Monday after being exposed to chemicals at a facility in La Porte, a city near Houston, the largest city in the U.S. state of Texas, authorities said.

Their conditions have been stabilized, according to a post by the office of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on X, formerly Twitter.

A shelter-in-place order for La Porte residents has been issued on Monday following reports of a chemical emergency at the Altivia Chemicals' plant in La Porte, the city's officials said.

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Liang Jun)


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