Source sealed in chemical leak on Calcasieu Ship Channel - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Source sealed in chemical leak on Calcasieu Ship Channel

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The Coast Guard says it has discovered the source of a chemical leak in the Calcasieu Ship Channel.

They say the leak came from a ship docked at CITGO, and it has been sealed as of 4 a.m. Thursday.

Workers continue to try and clean up the chemical Xylene from the area.

The spill has been contained, and commercial traffic is being allowed to go around this area on a case by case basis.

The Coast Guard also says it's constantly doing air quality checks, and there is currently no threat to the public.

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