Chemical released at Augusta southside plant

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February 4, 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga.---The Augusta Fire Department and the Emergency Management Agency responded to Solvay Advanced Polymers on the south side of town this morning.

Pamela Barber of Solvay says a "whisp" of sulfur trioxide was released from a train car. She says it was not enough to cause any problems.

The leak came after a problem with a release valve. It was tightened and the leak stopped.

The material did not belong to Solvay, but to DuPont Chemicals. Goshen Industrial Blvd. was closed for a time near Highway 56.

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