High levels of benzene detected near ITC

Fox 26 has learned that the Environmental Protection Agency has detected a high level of benzene near ITC in Deer Park.

The EPA tells ITC officials that yesterday's reading was two parts per million, which is considered high. A subsequent reading taken afterwards went back to a safe level.

The World Health Organization classifies high levels of benzene as a carcinogen and links it to leukemia if airborne with high concentration levels. 

This is a developing story.