There were reports of a chemical spill and gas leaks after a massive tornado leveled a Halliburton plant in Pampa Texas.
According to the New York Times, two deputies with the Gray County Sheriff’s Office were exposed to an unidentified chemical that spilled after the twister ripped through the building.
Tornadoes tore through the Texas panhandle on Monday night, including one which was estimated to be a mile wide.
ABC 7 Amarillo said that the Halliburton plant in Pampa, Texas was “completely leveled.”
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RT reports: As of yet, no injuries have been reported and the building itself was empty when the tornado struck, according to KAMR News. Many cars were outside of the facility, however.
The chemical spills and gas leaks are currently being contained, Gray County Emergency Coordinator Sandi Martin told the news outlet.
There was concern that radioactive materials might have been released, but officials later said there was no spill, KAMR reported.
A Potter County hazmat team is responding to the scene, as are fire officials from multiple departments, ABC 7 reported.
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