A 3-mile section of state Route 10 in Virginia has reopened after being shut down for three hours yesterday because of a chemical leak and fire at a Hopewell plant.
Evonic Goldschmidt Corp. said a small amount of sodium chlorite leaked from a storage drum and ignited at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Evonic spokesman Mike Sheridan says the fire caused minor damage to the shampoo factory. Plant workers extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported.
Police closed a section of Route 10 in Hopewell and neighboring Prince George County as a precaution. The highway was reopened by 6:45 a.m.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch
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