Reported Gas Leak At Kraton Polymers Contained

By
WOUB Contributing Writer

Dateline
Updated Mon, Jan 20, 2014 2:02 pm

A Sunday night gas leak at Kraton Polymers in Belpre is contained.

A Kraton spokesman says the leak was totally contained to the plant's site and there should be no outside effect to the community or fish life.

Officials say about 20 gallons of liquid process solvents leaked into the Plant’s in-Plant water treatment center.

The water treatment system is not part of the overflow pond that flows into Davis Creek or the Ohio River.

The spokesman says the leak occurred after an employee broke off a piece of pump while tightening a gauge.

Officials say the Plant's alarmed was sounded off at 11:30 pm as part of a standard operating procedure.

An all clear was sounded at around 1:00 am.

This article was contributed by WTAP Television in Parkersburg

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