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Hazardous material leaks at West Virginia silica plant stopped, no injuries
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:22 PM EDT
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.
Crews are cleaning up a leak of hazardous materials at a sand plant in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.
Caustic soda is used to neutralize the acid, which leaked as workers were transferring it from a 6,000-gallon tank to a smaller tank.
State Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Kelley Gillenwater says 600 pounds of the detergent petroleum sulfonate also leaked.
Lawson says the leaks were contained on the property and there no injuries or evacuations. He says the plant resumed operations Wednesday.
Gillenwater says the company is conducting soil samples as a precaution.