Honeywell issues statement about plant leak
The Honeywell official statement:
"At around 3 p.m. this afternoon, the Metropolis plant experienced a leak of hydrofluoric acid at its tank farm. The plant sounded its emergency siren and activated its emergency response procedures as a precaution. The release was immediately contained by the plant's water mitigation system and a team immediately began working to stop the leak. The leak was stopped before 5 p.m. local time.
Honeywell released another statement Wednesday evening about the USW 7-669 claims:
On the union's general charges, this is our statement:
"As it has done in the past, the union is misstating what happened at the plant today to advance its own agenda. To make false assertions based on hearsay and unnamed sources is irresponsible.
We have provided an accurate account of what happened based on the available facts. We will continue to provide additional information as we analyze what happened and determine the root cause."
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