Hazardous materials crews from Fuji Hunt suit up as they investigate a gas spill Monday that forced officials to evacuate the plant for nearly an hour. No one was injured.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
(Last modified: 2010-07-08 09:58:02)
Source: The Herald-News
Hazardous materials crews and the Dayton Fire Department responded to a chemical spill at Fuji Hunt Chemicals Monday afternoon that had the factory evacuated for close to an hour.
At approximately 1:15 p.m., workers noticed a 2-inch chemical transmission pipe was emitting a gas, and the factory's internal HAZMAT crew rushed to scene as well as the fire department.
According to Fuji Hunt Manufacturing Manager Mark Nale, the pipe had residue from a chemical that had passed through it earlier, and when another batch of the same chemical entered the pipe, they reacted and leaked an approximate 4-pound spill.
"The risk level was not that great," said Nale.
DFD Chief Chuck Suttles said the spill was contained to inside the plant grounds, and the crews involved spent the next few hours monitoring the leakage.
"Thus far it's just an internal problem for Fuji Hunt," said Suttles.
No injuries were reported, according to Nale. Workers were allowed to re-enter the plant and resume work after the leak was investigated.
"We appreciate the fire department responding," said Nale. "They were here immediately."
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