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Dec 31, 2013 5:50 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

11 treated after gas leak at LA refinery


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a leak at a Los Angeles oil refinery sent nearly a dozen workers to the hospital after they were exposed to toxic sulfur dioxide gas.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says the leak was reported at about 10 a.m. at the Phillips 66 refinery in the Wilmington area.

City News Service says 11 people with possible breathing problems were examined at hospitals and released.

After about an hour, authorities reported there was no active leak and no danger to the community.

Phillips 66 spokesman Rich Johnson says other employees and contract workers were safe and the refinery is operating normally.

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