butadiene http://wfpl.org en The Chemical Leak at a Rubbertown Plant Has Been Stopped http://wfpl.org/post/chemical-leak-rubbertown-plant-has-been-stopped <p>No emergency orders are expected for Louisville's&nbsp;Rubbertown&nbsp;neighborhood after a butadiene leak Monday morning at the American Synthetic plant, said a spokeswoman for Louisville's Emergency Management Agency.</p><p>The leak was reported at 10:50 a.m.; it was stopped a half-hour later, said Jody Duncan, spokeswoman for Louisville EMA/MetroSafe. Lake Dreamland Fire was the lead agency.</p><p>No injuries were reported.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:48:38 +0000 Joseph Lord 9524 at http://wfpl.org The Chemical Leak at a Rubbertown Plant Has Been Stopped 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