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Chlorine Plant Fire, Kearny, NJ

55 Jacobus Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032, USA | 2019-May-18

Initial Notification: At 0100 hours on 18 May 2019, USCG Sector New York contacted the NOAA SSC about a fire at the Alden Leads Chemical Plant, Kearny, New Jersey, a facility that produces and stores chlorine. USCG requested a smoke plume model.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Granular Chlorine
Total amount at risk of spill: 50,000 pounds
Latitude (approximate): 40° 44.12′ North
Longitude (approximate): 74° 6.80′ West