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HAZMAT Team Responds to Incident at BASF Plant in Ohio

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A report said emergency personnel were called to a BASF chemical facility on Wednesday for a possible leak.

Emergency personnel, including a HAZMAT team, were sent to the BASF chemical plant in Greenville, OH Wednesday evening after a potential leak was discovered at the site, according to coverage by the Dayton Daily News.

Crews responded to the Martin Street facility at about 7:30 p.m. and contained the incident by about 9 p.m., local police and fire dispatchers told the newspaper. The Greenville Fire Department received an initial report that smoke was coming from a chemical tote.

No injuries were logged during the response, the Daily News reported.

Opened in 1974, BASF’s site in Greenville produces a number of resins, including acrylics, polyesters, and polyurethanes, as well as several types of coatings for the automotive industry, according to information its website. About 147 workers are employed at the site.

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