NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Officials are investigating a steam release that was previously thought to have been a possible chemical leak Thursday afternoon at Southern State Chemical, located behind the Invista Plant on Hwy. 421.
Test results showed that the possible leak turned out to be a steam release. Officials are continuing to investigate how the steam was released.
Crews on scene determined that there is no hazardous material threat to the public.