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UPDATE 1-Hess' Port Reading propane truck leak stopped

Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The leak in a truck loading propane at Hess Corp's 70,000 barrel per day refinery in Port Reading, New Jersey, has been stopped, and emergency responders are demobilizing, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

The leak developed at about 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Emergency responders worked to safely disperse the vapors. Non-essential personnel were evacuated from the facility, while refining and gasoline and distillate product loading operations are continuing as normal. There have been no injuries.

(Reporting By Janet McGurty; Additional reporting by Ratul Ray Chaudhuri in Bangalore)

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Keywords: REFINERY OPERATIONS/HESS PORTREADING

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