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The warning should have been lifted by this time but that will not solve the problem of profit driven corporations endangering the health of entire populations through greedy negligence.

People are sheltering at home after a leak at a chemical plant released a deadly toxic cloud.

There are reports of injuries but no deaths yet.

(CNN) -- A toxic cloud that formed after 300 gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked at a southeast Texas storage facility sent nine people to hospitals and forced thousands of residents indoors, an emergency management official said Thursday.

Four firefighters were among those who were hospitalized for exposure after a tank ruptured at a storage facility near the Port of Texas City, Bruce Clawson of the local emergency management office said.

More than 45,000 residents of Texas City were ordered by emergency management officials to remain indoors, turn off air conditioning units and make sure all windows and doors were closed until the vapor cloud dissipated.

This is a city used to being put under the threat of death from toxic commercialism. A gas line releases several thousand gallons of gasoline on their town within the last two years. And BP also had an acid leak in March.

Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 08:10 AM PDT.

Also republished by TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans.

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