Twelve dock workers and a firefighter sustained minor to mild injuries after a container ship leaked a hazardous material in the Port of Long Beach in Southern California.
A 6,000-gallon container on the ship began leaking the liquid Sunday morning, Officer Brian Fisk with the Long Beach Fire Department said.
The Coast Guard identified the liquid as propyl acetate, primarily used as a solvent. It was unclear how much spilled or what caused the leak.
The leak was contained and a 1,000-foot perimeter was established as a precaution, Mr. Fisk said.
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