As of 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, the LyondellBasell La Porte Complex continues the decontamination and cleanup activities associated with the incident involving a release from its acetyls unit. Our response team acted quickly to isolate and contain the release. Approximately 100,000 pounds of a liquid mixture that primarily included acetic acid was released. For residents in the area, air monitoring conducted during the incident did not indicate actionable levels and monitoring is ongoing.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency and Harris County Judge Office of Emergency Management have already visited the site. The Chemical Safety Board is expected to be on site later today. A thorough investigation into the cause of the incident is underway, and we are cooperating fully with authorities.
We deeply regret this incident occurred. Two contractors were fatally injured. Thirty workers who were potentially impacted were transported to local hospitals for evaluation, and 27 of those individuals have now been released. We continue to monitor the conditions of the three remaining individuals who are hospitalized. We are keeping the families and loved ones of the injured in our thoughts, and our prayers go out to them.
The safety of our workforce and the communities where we operate are our top priority. We are following our incident response and investigation processes to understand what happened and why, so learnings from this can be applied throughout our company to help prevent a similar incident from occurring.
Updates are being provided on www.lyondellbasell.com/response. Individuals still seeking information on family members should call (281) 502-8119.