Containers of Organic Peroxide Explode during Fire at Chemical Facility; Burt, NY
2153 Lockport Olcott Rd, Burt NY 14028, USA | 2023-Mar-31
Initial Notification: On March 30th, the Nouryon Chemical reported a facility fire at a location holding 50,000 gallons of organic peroxide (Trigonox 21S) in 5-gallon containers. Approximately 16 containers exploded before fire suppression was successfully employed. Fire response runoff led to 18-Mile Creek via a storm drain; the stormwater outfall was secured and boom was deployed in 18-Mile Creek by municipal and county responders. EPA has response jurisdiction and is FOSC. All chemical analyses in 18-Mile Creek were at background levels.
|Products of concern:||Organic Peroxide (TRIGONOX 21S)|
|Total amount at risk of spill:||50000 gallons|
|Latitude (approximate):||43° 18.00′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||78° 42.60′ West|