*UPDATE*: Officials said air quality deemed safe, shelter in place lifted.
Police in East Rutherford advised local residents to shelter-in-place due to a chemical fire and spill at a chemical plant in the city.
Officials say the spill occurred just before 2 p.m. in the area of the Diamond Chemical Plant at 20 East Union Avenue.
Officials have not released the nature of the spill at this time.
The following is a tweet sent out by East Rutherford Police:
”Monitoring a chemical spill reported on Union Ave/DuBois Street, EAST RUTHERFORD. Shelter-In-Place is strongly advised. Shelter-in-place means selecting a small, interior room, with no or few windows & taking refuge there. It does not mean sealing off your entire home/office building”.
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