West Chester has lifted shelter in place order after chemical spill

A portion of Muhlhauser Road at Ohio 747 in West Chester Twp. remains closed but a shelter in place advisory has been lifted after a chemical spill.

Emergency crews were dispatched at around 11:15 p.m. to a chemical spill at Aluminum Chemical and closed Muhlhauser Road between Ohio 747 and LeSaint, according to Township spokeswoman Barb Wilson.

“Haz-mat crews identified the leak as hydrochloric acid. The spill was contained, for the most part, to the building,” Wilson said. “Some of the chemical did spill into the creek which is now being addressed by the EPA.”

The Fire Department has lifted the shelter-in-place order.

Crews will remain on scene for clean-up and Muhlhauser Road will remain closed for the next hour or so.

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