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Updated: Firefighters Respond to Hazmat Situation at Perdue Soybean Oil Refinery

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Firefighters are seen outside the Perdue AgriBusiness soybean oil refinery on Zion Church Road in Salisbury. The refinery had to be evacuated Monday afternoon after a pipe containing heating oil in a boiler room leaked. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16) Firefighters are seen outside the Perdue AgriBusiness soybean oil refinery on Zion Church Road in Salisbury. The refinery had to be evacuated Monday afternoon after a pipe containing heating oil in a boiler room leaked. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16)

SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities say the Perdue AgriBusiness soybean oil refinery on Zion Church Road in Salisbury had to be evacuated Monday afternoon after a boiler room pipe containing heating oil leaked.

Perdue spokesperson Julie DeYoung said that after the rupture, an automatic safety system activated and shut down the boiler.

Perdue's on-site hazardous materials response team was called in to assist with the situation. Local fire departments also responded as a precautionary measure, according to DeYoung.

DeYoung said that about a dozen employees who work at the refinery were evacuated as emergency crews handled the situation.

There was no fire and no injuries as a result of the incident, DeYoung said. She noted that the leak was contained within the boiler room.

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