Employees treated at Wacker Polysilicon Plant after apparent chemical release

Published: Nov. 13, 2020 at 2:48 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, Tenn. (WVLT/ WDEF) - Crews were called to an incident at the Wacker Polysilicon Plant in Bradley County.

Lindsay Hathcock, public information officer for Cleveland-Bradley County Emergency Management Agency said individuals at the site were treated by emergency medical personnel but the extent of their injuries was unknown.

Officials said the incident had been contained by just after 10:30 a.m. According to Bradley County E911, individuals at the plant were exposed to “mostly steam possibly low pH chemicals … nothing reactive.”

The circumstances around the apparent chemical release incident remain unclear.

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