Crews clean up butadiene leak at Zeon Chemicals

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Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 7 at 5:17 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The Lake Dreamland Fire Department Chief said 15 gallons of butadiene leaked from a source on the Zeon Chemicals property, located in the 4100 block of Bells Lane, in Louisville on Friday morning, March 7.

Officials said cleanup was wrapping up at 12:30 p.m. No one was injured during this leak.

At around 11:30 a.m. WHAS11's Brooke Hasch heard a horn sound multiple times from one of the buildings in the area. Hasch also said the plant suppression system activated near tanks at the Zeon plant.

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Emergency crews were on the scene. The crews at the scene included: Lake Dreamland Fire Department, Okalona Fire Department, PRP Fire Department, Camp Taylor Fire Department and Jefferson County Hazardous Material Response Unit.

At about 11:30 a.m. Middletown crews arrived on the scene.

Zeon Chemicals produces synthetic rubber and advanced plastics called ‘elastomers’ which are used in things like automotive engines and oil drills.

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