Hazmat Spill in Cary, North Carolina

Cary Shopping Center Faces Hazmat Spill:

Hazmat crews worked tirelessly to clean a chemical spill in Cary, North Carolina. A section of the Cary Parkway was closed Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 because of the chemical spill. The chemical, Sodium Hydroxide solution, or Lyle, was spilled at Cary’s shopping center. A division of the Parkway Pointe Shopping Center was closed because of the hazmat spill. There was about 200 gallons of sodium hydroxide solution spilled. The hazardous material spill was contained and the shopping center was open after a couple hours. The hazardous material was kept from entering any waterways.

Sodium Hydroxide Solution or Lyle:

Hazmat Chemical Storage

Sodium Hydroxide Solution NFPA 704

Sodium Hydroxide is mainly used as a chemical base in the manufacturing operations of paper, textiles, drinking water and household chemicals such as drain cleaners.  The hazardous material is highly caustic and soluble in water, ethanol and methanol.  Highly used in the chemical industry as well as the paper industry.  Sodium hydroxide can treat crude oil to remove sulfurous impurities.  The process more commonly known as caustic washing.

Hazmat Safety Precautions:

Sodium Hydroxide is highly toxic and can decompose proteins and and lipids through burning the skin.  Chemical burns can happen if the correct safety measures are not taken.  The hazardous material may cause blindness if it comes in contact with ones eyes.  When handling Sodium Hydroxide Solution, protective equipment must be utilized to remain safe.  Rubber gloves, eye protection and safety equipment must be worn.

Caustics Storage by U.S. Chemical Storage:

U.S. Chemical Storage offers fully compliant Caustic Storage buildings, designed specifically for caustics chemical storage.  Caustics chemical storage must be maintained and stored properly.  Our Caustics chemical storage buildings offer customizable features to manage your caustics storage safely.  Caustics Storage buildings are hand-welded with heavy-gauge metal steel and tested before they leave our factory.  Our Caustics Storage buildings provide you with a place to store your hazmat. Fully customizable to meet your exact storage requirements – no project is too small or large for U.S. Chemical Storage.  Offering expert advice for all of our chemical storage buildings to deliver you with the ultimate chemical storage protection.  Contact U.S. Chemical Storage for your fully compliant, 100% customizable caustics storage needs.

 

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