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April 15, 2020

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Equipment Catches on Fire at Zinc Plant in Pennsylvania
A fire started in a piece of equipment at the American Zinc Recycling plant in Palmerton, PA on Tuesday. Representative image. Image courtesy of Pixabay

Crews from several area fire departments worked to extinguish a fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon at the American Zinc Recycling plant in Palmerton, PA, the Leighton Times-News reported. 

A large belt, which could have come from a conveyor system, was involved in the fire, the newspaper’s coverage said. Smoke from the facility was observed across Palmerton. 

No injuries were logged during the incident, according to the Times-News

American Zinc Recycling processes hazardous electric arc furnace (EAF) dust into special high-grade zinc. The Palmerton site is one of four recycling facilities operated by the company. 

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