Acid Spill at WA Plant Contained

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 04:07 PM gHale


A sulfuric acid spill Sunday at the Nippon-Dynawave (N-D) plant (formerly Weyerhaeuser Co.) in Longview, WA, ended up contained, company officials said.

Between 4,000 to 5,000 gallons of sulfuric acid spilled, and N-D officials called 911, who then contacted Longview Fire Department and Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue, said Ernie Schnabler, emergency management director for the Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Management.

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Neither fire department was needed for emergency cleanup.

The spill was securely managed by a constructed containment moat around the sulfuric acid container, according to Brian Wood, N-D’s director of support services.

Wood said there were no injuries reported, and the root cause of the spill is under investigation.

The containment moat might have been damaged, but N-D will have to wait until the spill is cleaned up to know for sure, Wood said.



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