The Marathon Texas City Refinery at 502 10th St. had a 1A vapor release at about 3 p.m. Sunday, emergency officials said.

Marathon gave an all-clear within the hour, officials said. 

Texas City Fire Department responded to the alarm as a routine protocol, officials said.

The 1A designation is the lowest and least serious, officials said.

Emergency management officials went to the scene also, officials said.

Valerie Wells is a reporter at The Daily News and can be reached at 409-683-5246 or​


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Gary Scoggin

What kind of vapor?

Randy Chapman

Probably doesn't matter what kind of vapor. Even if tea kettle boiled over in a kitchen on site, Anthony Buzbee will probably have clients as far away as Houston claiming to have been harmed.

George Croix

More 'legal claims' to be solicited from the biggest concentration of liars per capita than anywhere else in the nation......??

It WOULD be interesting to know the material, at least for us old refinery dogs, but then that just helps the ambulance chasers convince dishonest and/or people with no idea what it is to sign up.

Most of the public are exposed to greater danger from vapor at Gringo's.....

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