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Vapor cloud released

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MOSES LAKE, Wash.-- There was a vapor cloud released from REC Silicon Plant on Wheeler Rd. around 7:00 a.m. this morning. There were no evacuations, but people were directed to a shelter in place. Around 10:00 a.m., the Grant Sheriff's Office alerted the public that all emergency response teams finished cleaning up the vapor cloud.

REC has identified the chemical and say the risk to the public is low. However, if people believe they were affected by the vapor cloud, they are advised to take a shower and put on different clothes.

Roads in the area were closed for a short time while crews were cleaning up, but they are now back open.