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Sodium Chlorate Spill, Port of Seattle; Seattle, WA

3443 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 | 2023-Dec-18

Initial Notification: The morning of 18-DEC-2023, the USCG Sector Puget Sound notified the NOAA SSC NW of an approx. one-ton release of sodium chlorate at the Port of Seattle last night due to a rupture in containment. A small quantity is reported to have gone in the water. The USCG is requesting information on chemical properties and hazards associated with this chemical for response.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Sodium Chlorate
Total amount at risk of spill: 1+ tons
Latitude (approximate): 47° 34.43′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 21.55′ West