Chem Co. in ‘Haze,’ Hazmat Team Called

Monday, December 30, 2013 @ 04:12 PM gHale

Investigators are continuing their investigation into what happening to cause a hazardous materials situation at the Phoenix, AZ, warehouse of a chemical company.

The call came into firefighters there was an issue at the Troy Corporation facility at 5 a.m. Friday.

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An employee reporting for work noticed a light haze inside the building, as well as a strange smell.

There was no fire, but the building ended up evacuated while firefighters went in to determine what caused the haze and the odor.

“This is kind of a slow process,” said Phoenix fire Capt. Tony Mure. The danger right now is to our firefighters. … There’s no threat to the public right now.”

Hazmat team members turned out in special chemical-resistant gear and each one had to go through a decontamination process as he came out of the building.

“This is a lengthy process to determine what this chemical or what is causing this haze in the building,” he said.

There were no injuries and no other information was immediately available.

Based in New Jersey, Troy Corporation develops and manufactures performance materials for industry. “Troy products meet unique customer requirements and add value in a wide range of end use markets, including coatings, wood preservatives, inks, plastics, adhesives, metalworking and drilling fluids, and home, institutional, and personal care products to name a few,” the company’s website said.

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