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Two Workers Sustain Injuries from Chemical Spill

Evacuations took place and a hazmat crew was on scene.

Kristen Kazarian

January 16, 2024

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Chemical spill at plant injures 2
The chemical manufacturer operates chlor-alkali plants to produce sodium hypochlorite.Image courtesy of John D Williams/iStock via Getty Images

Multiple crews from different agencies in Medina County responded to a chemical spill Monday afternoon at a plant in Seville, OH, reported local news 5 Cleveland.

According to officials, a hydrochloric acid line at BleachTech broke, releasing acid into a containment area outside the building.

The immediate area was evacuated, and businesses within a quarter mile of the facility were told to shelter in place. The shelter-in-place order has since been lifted.

Two employees sustained minor injuries and drove themselves to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Authorities said that the road the plant is on will remain closed near the site as cleanup efforts continue, but there is no hazard to nearby businesses.

Some of the chemicals went into a pond located on site; however, no chemicals left the property. A crew will remain on the scene to monitor the cleanup.

Medina County Hazmat, Ohio Environment Protection Agency, and OSHA also responded to the location.

BleachTech LLC is a  is a privately owned company based in Cleveland with operating chlor-alkali plants to produce sodium hypochlorite (bleach) in Seville, OH and Petersburg, VA.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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