Hazmat crews check out leak at holding tank in Allentown industrial area
Liquid carbon dioxide was leaking
Hazmat crews checked out an apparent leak in Allentown Thursday morning.
The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. at Acme Cryogenics at 1 W. Allen St., under the Tilghman Street bridge.
A liquid carbon dioxide tank was leaking, and the cloud that forms from the substance can cause suffocation, fire officials said.
A truck driver familiar with the equipment was able to make his way to a shut-off valve on the tank, which stopped the leak.
Businesses in the industrial park were evacuated as a precaution, but residences weren't evacuated as the wind was blowing toward the river, officials said.
No one was hurt.
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