(Reuters) – Trinseo PLC said on Monday it was expecting to resume partial production at its Pennsylvania plant in the coming days, following the shutdown of the facility due to a chemical leak last week.
The specialty chemical maker stopped production at its Bristol-based Trinseo Altuglas Facility on Friday after more than 8,000 gallons of latex emulsion product accidentally leaked from the plant due to an equipment failure.
The material entered the storm drain where it flowed to Otter Creek and then to the Delaware River, Trinseo said.
It added that the material, which was water soluble, has not been detected in the initial sampling tests.
The Pennsylvania-based company said it is cooperating with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and local authorities to determine potential impact and remedial measures.
The DEP said on Sunday that it had not detected the presence of the material in drinking water intakes and had not seen any impact on fish or wildlife in the area.
The EPA and the coast guard did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
(Reporting by Sourasis Bose in Bengaluru; Editing by Shweta Agarwal)
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