DuPont has released the full details regarding the chemical leak on November 15th that killed four people at its Houston-area plant. The chemical manufacturer stated in a press release that about 23,000 pounds of methyl mercaptan, a flammable toxic chemical used to give pesticides a foul odor, escaped in the building where the workers were asphyxiated. Officials have said a faulty valve may be responsible for the fatal chemical release at the DuPont plant along the Houston Ship Channel in La Porte. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is continuing its investigation. The casualties in the accident were Crystle Rae Wise, 53; Wade Baker, 60; Gilbert Tisnado, 48, and brother Robert Tisnado, 39.
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Read details about methyl mercaptan exposure from the CDC here.