Chemical Reaction at Green Bay Facility
Mixed chemicals formed a chemical reaction at Carboline, a company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Employees at the plant noticed a chemical reaction and took proper precautions to contain the chemical reaction promptly. A spokesman from Carboline Co. stated that employees noticed a chemical reaction taking place so they placed the mixture of chemicals into six 55-gallon drum containers and promptly moved them outside. Moving the chemical mixture outside isolated the reaction from other chemicals that were being stored inside the facility. If workers failed to move the chemical reaction outside, there could have been a larger, hazardous situation at hand.
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The drum containers that were moved outside were giving off visible fumes and employees were evacuated from the facility. Nearby homeowners were told to stay indoors, because of the fumes, until the situation was under control. Fire fighters extinguished the chemical reaction by dousing the drums with water.
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Hazmat teams and fire crews were on scene immediately.
The Green Bay School District stated that they paired with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department to ensure student safety of nearby Danz Elementary. Students remained inside facilities for recess.
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