chemical http://wfpl.org en No MCHM Chemical Detected In Ohio River, Officials Say http://wfpl.org/post/no-mchm-chemical-detected-ohio-river-officials-say <p></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; ">Louisville tap water is safe to drink and there is no </span>methylcyclohexane<span style="letter-spacing: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; "> methanol—or </span>MCHM<span style="letter-spacing: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; ">—detected in the Ohio as of Saturday, according to officials with the Louisville Water Company.</span></p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 22:03:45 +0000 Devin Katayama 8291 at http://wfpl.org No MCHM Chemical Detected In Ohio River, Officials Say Work Continues to Neutralize Chemical After Spill at DuPont Plant http://wfpl.org/post/work-continues-neutralize-chemical-after-spill-dupont-plant <p>Work is still ongoing to neutralize hundreds of thousands of gallons of a dangerous chemical at DuPont Louisville’s plant, after an equipment malfunction led to a leak yesterday.</p><p>DuPont officials say it seems a faulty flange on a 500,000 gallon tank of hydrochloric acid caused the leak. About 1500 pounds of the chemical was released into the air and onto the ground, and those living within a mile of the plant were told to shelter-in-place yesterday evening. Now, crews are working to neutralize the chemical and remove it, a process that could take up to two days.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:44:25 +0000 Erica Peterson 5721 at http://wfpl.org So Far, No Sign of Widespread Air, Surface Water Contamination From Chemical Spill http://wfpl.org/post/so-far-no-sign-widespread-air-surface-water-contamination-chemical-spill <p>Regulators are still working to<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/morning-after-fire-still-burns-derailment-site" target="_blank"> extinguish a fire at the site of the train derailment and chemical spill </a>in southwest Jefferson County. But work has also begun to determine the environmental and health effects of the toxic chemicals that have already leaked.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:34:40 +0000 Erica Peterson 2291 at http://wfpl.org 5 Things to Know About Butadiene http://wfpl.org/post/5-things-know-about-butadiene <p>A <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/breaking-shelter-place-warning-expanded-2-miles-after-train-derailment" target="_blank">train derailed in southwestern Jefferson County</a> this morning, and emergency personnel have reported that the chemical butadiene is leaking from a railcar. People living near Abbotts Beach Road in Jefferson County and Katherine Station Road in Bullitt County have been evacuated, and there's a shelter-in-place with a two-mile radius from the spill. Here are some things to know about the chemical that's leaking.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:33:06 +0000 Erica Peterson 2219 at http://wfpl.org 5 Things to Know About Butadiene