Zeon Chemical http://wfpl.org en Chemical Reaction Stabilized at Zeon Plant http://wfpl.org/post/chemical-reaction-stabilized-zeon-plant <p>UPDATE 3:22 p.m.: Diane Bagby of Emergency Management says Code Red alerts went out twice this morning. But they only went to people living within one mile of the plant who were signed up to receive &quot;general alerts,&quot; and not just weather. She says the first alert went out at 8:36 a.m. to 198 people, and the second follow up to 10:59 a.m. to 201 people, and it was just meant to alert people who might be close enough to hear sirens that there was no immediate danger.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:42:11 +0000 Erica Peterson 1181 at http://wfpl.org Rubbertown Spill Releases 12 Pounds of Toxic Chemical into Air http://wfpl.org/post/rubbertown-spill-releases-12-pounds-toxic-chemical-air <p><em>UPDATE 3:15 pm:</em> Zeon Chemical&#39;s release of 12 pounds of butadiene yesterday morning was accidental. Zeon Vice President of Operations Bob Barlow told me that a gasket leak caused the release. The reportable amount of butadiene is 10 pounds, so this was just over the reportable quantity.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:20:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 734 at http://wfpl.org