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11:48 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Chemical Leak at a Rubbertown Plant Has Been Stopped

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No emergency orders are expected for Louisville's Rubbertown neighborhood after a butadiene leak Monday morning at the American Synthetic plant, said a spokeswoman for Louisville's Emergency Management Agency.

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.

No injuries were reported.

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3:20 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Rubbertown Spill Releases 12 Pounds of Toxic Chemical into Air

UPDATE 3:15 pm: Zeon Chemical'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.

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