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Agencies respond to chemical spill at Amity Road

Posted: April 11, 2014 - 2:13pm

A 150 gallon mixture of xylene and ethyl benzene was spilled at a Halliburton chemical service, Multi-Chem, at Amity Road in Conway Thursday.

According to the Conway Fire Department, which responded to the scene due to the flammable nature of the chemicals, the product is used in natural gas extraction as a de-foaming agent.

An Arkansas Department of Emergency Management hazardous materials incident report associated with the spill states the chemical solution’s container was damaged by a forklift.

The incident report states the release of the chemicals was contained on site, and no injuries or evacuations were reported.

The tank was at capacity with 330 gallons of the solution.

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality responded to observe cleanup activities carried out by Multi-Chem’s contractor, United States Environmental Services.

The contractor will provide ADEQ with cleanup disposal documentation as well as any sample analysis, according to Katherine Benenati, ADEQ spokeswoman.

Acting fire chief Brian Moix, who was chief while Conway Fire Chief Mike Winter was out of town, said there was no danger of the solution reaching waterways.

Multi-Chem is located at 1890 S. Amity Road.

(Staff writer Courtney Spradlin can be reached by email at courtney.spradlin@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236, or on Twitter @Courtneyism. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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