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DHEC: most ... danger from explosion, not chemicals
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(The online version of this story has been corrected to reflect, as indicated in the second paragraph, that "...the explosion resulted in the release of chemicals..." and not "from the release" as published in Wednesday's print edition of the story. The C-I apologizes for any confusion.) A S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) spokesman said any danger from the rupture of a container at WeylChem US Inc.’s Elgin plant Friday was from the resulting explosion, and not any chemicals that might have been released. "The most significant danger posed was the explosion itself, which resulted in injuries to two workers at the site," a DHEC spokesman said, who confirmed that DHEC officials responded to the incident and that the explosion resulted in the release of chemicals used in a waste-handling process.