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Smoldering chemical at P&G prompts HAZMAT response

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A chemical reaction at Procter and Gamble in Albany had firefighters busy overnight as they worked to contain a smoldering pallet of Sodium Hydro-Sulphate.

Fire crews called out to P & G around 1 a.m. after plant employees noticed the pallet of Sodium Hydro Sulphate smoldering. 

Employees removed the pallet containing the chlorine product outside where firefighters and HAZMAT crews isolated it and watered it down.

"We had a chemical that we use in our bleaching process and when it gets wet, it starts to smolder. Anytime that happens, we isolate that particular pallet to hose it off so it diffuses that pallet. We practices these things with the local fire department and it's another example of they took care of business and we took care of business," said Vince Falcione, P&G External Affairs.

Sodium Hydro-Sulphate is the same chemical that had a similar reaction just over a month ago at the Albany plant.

Plant operations were not disrupted and no one was evacuated or injured.

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