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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.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
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