Saturday, March 16, 2024

Chemical Incident Reporting – Week of 3-2-24

NOTE: See here for series background.

Bath, NY – 3-11-24

Local news reports: Here, here, here and here.

Three-alarm fire at manufacturing facility. No injuries were reported. Building destroyed.

Google satellite view does not show any external chemical storage tanks, but there were almost certainly chemicals (drums and totebins) in the building, making this a chemical fire. Building/business damage is almost certainly >$1 million.

Probably CSB reportable.

Red Oak, IA – 3-11-24

Local news reports: Here, here, and here.

About 1,500 tons of ‘liquid nitrogen’ fertilizer (probably some sort of ammonia compound) leaked from a storage tank at a farm cooperative into the East Nishnabotna River. No injuries reported but large scale fish kills reported miles downstream. Interesting question about how much fish kills ‘cost’ as part of the damage estimate.

Possible CSB reportable.

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