The leak was reported at about 4 a.m. after the building’s alert system detected it. In an email, deputy police commissioner Louis Galasso said the leak was substantial. Despite the chemical leak, no one was injured.
“The system is engineered to where it would be almost next to impossible for someone to be overcome,” he said. “No one was ever in harm’s way.”
Workers at the plant Friday morning were making repairs to ensure a similar leak doesn’t happen again.
“The vapor can safely be released into the atmosphere and poses no risk to the environment or humans,” Galasso assured.