Two hospitalized after Hydrochloride acid spill: Homes and businesses being evacuated

Hydrochloric Acid Spill
Published: Aug. 14, 2023 at 7:15 PM CDT
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: The evacuation orders have been lifted. First responders are still on the scene and working. The PH in the air is now at a safe level.

Residents who were evacuated may return home safely now.

UPDATE: The acid spill has been contained by the Midland Fire Department hazmat team. Houses are still being evacuated.

According to the Midland County Emergency Management Coordinator, A commercial hazmat remediation team is on their way to the spill.

Multiple agencies are actively working on the Hydrochloride acid spill at a local business at SCR 1156/FM 1213.

So far one patient has been taken to the hospital by personal vehicle and one was taken by EMS.

The rest of the workers at the business have been evacuated. Crews are still on the scene securing the area and investigating.

Homes and businesses downwind for 1/2 mile are being evacuated.

People are being asked to avoid the area.

More details will come as they’re available.