Chemical spill evacuates Mallinckrodt plant
St. Louis, MO – Workers at the Mallinckrodt plant in St. Louis returned to work this morning, after a chemical leak forced the evacuation of roughly 150 people from the plant and neighboring businesses.
Hydrochloric acid was released from a line attached to a storage tank around 11:30 Tuesday night.
About 100 people were evacuated from the plant, which makes pharmaceutical ingredients. Fire officials said they also evacuated a few area businesses, bringing their count to roughly 150.
Mallickrodt spokeswoman JoAnna Schooler says an employee and two contractors were evaluated at a hospital and released. She said the matter is being investigated.
St. Louis-based Mallinckrodt Incorporated is a subsidiary of Princeton, New Jersey-based Tyco International.