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.
Published: 3:12 PM, 06/08/2010
Last updated: 9:58 AM, 07/08/2010
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."