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Chemical spill cleanup underway

June 02, 2009
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PENNSVILLE, NJ — Cleanup is underway for eight 55-gallon drums of a water dispersal chemical that fell from a truck and ruptured last Friday, according to Today''s Sunbeam.
The incident occurred at the DuPont Chambers Works plant and some of the chemical seeped into the nearby Deepwater Canal, the story stated.
An estimated 300 gallons of the chemical spilled; it is unknown how much of the substance absorbed into the ground or ended up in the canal, the story noted.
Bob Nelson, a spokesman for DuPont, said: "We haven''t observed any adverse environmental impact. The cleanup is well under way. With all things of this nature, we regret the situation and we will do a full investigation to determine the cause of the incident."
According to the story, absorbent materials were used to clean up the chemical on the ground and roadway and the drums were removed from the spill site and properly disposed of.
Federal, state and local agencies were notified of the spill and DuPont is taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure that the spill does not affect the local environment, the story added.
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