Chem Spill Forces Pharma Firm Evac

Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 01:01 PM gHale


A St. Louis pharmaceutical company ended up evacuated after a chemical spill Thursday night.

Mallinckrodt, located in the 3600 block of North Second Street, evacuated at 9 p.m. after about 20 gallons of Toluene spilled inside the facility. Officials say the spill occurred during a normal process where the chemical mixes with water, this time it just happened to overflow and spill.

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St. Louis Firefighters got the call to the site for support because Mallinckrodt has their own fire department and emergency response team.

There were no injuries in the incident, official said.

As of Friday morning, the clean-up process was ongoing.



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