- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - A spokesman for a silica plant in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle says an unknown amount of sulfuric acid has leaked at the plant but was contained on the property.

Media outlets report the leak occurred Tuesday at the U.S. Silica plant in Berkeley Springs.

U.S. Silica spokesman Michael Lawson says the leak occurred when workers were transferring the acid from a larger tank to a smaller vessel when a hose apparently became disconnected.

The leak was stopped by concrete containment walls. No injuries were reported.

Dozens of firefighters and emergency medical personnel from four counties responded.

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