Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Chemical fire in northern Kentucky plant

Via the Cincinnati Enquirer: 
A shelter-in-place order issued for people who live within a mile of a chemical plant in Fort Wright on Monday night has been lifted. The precautionary order was issued after an explosion was reported at around 8:16 p.m. at the Interplastic Corporation at 3535 Latonia Ave.

The order was lifted about 2 a.m., according to Fox19.

Emergency crews from Fort Wright and several other surrounding agencies responded to the plant after an explosion was reported involving a storage vessel housing a polyester resin, according to a statement issued by the City of Fort Wright.
The statement had this little gem in it: 
The situation is active but contained and no immediate threat is believed to exist. As the chemical resin continues to cool down it is off gassing and occassionally emitting a loud popping noise. These are not considered explosions but rather a normal cooling process.
I'll have to slip "rather a normal cooling process" into my vocabulary. 

1 comment:

  1. heh. this just reminded me of the (I think?) old tenderbutton post where he labeled N2 dewars "dewars may hiss but will not strike unless provoked"


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