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Wisconsin Asphalt Plant Explosion Causes $30K in Damages

June 12, 2018

A Wisconsin asphalt plant received an estimated $30,000 in damages after an explosion and fire Monday during processing operations, several local news organizations reported.

Called to the Northeast Asphalt facility in Green Bay, WI at about 4:40 p.m., firefighters observed flames coming from a conveyor belt leading into a distribution silo, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported.

A road and parking lot close to the facility were reportedly covered with debris after the explosion, officials told the newspaper, though damages were apparently contained to the silo and conveying system.

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department told local media that the cause of the blast is unknown but that the incident occurred during asphalt processing at the site. No injuries were reported.  

Northeast Asphalt Inc. manufactures concrete, asphalt, and aggregate products for customers in northeastern Wisconsin, according to the website of its parent firm, The Walbec Group. 

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