Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:42:34 -0500
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Subject: Re: Chemical Safety headlines from Google
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DO UGLASS (Mont.) — An investigation is under way to determine what caus ed a Wednesday morning fire at a metal manufacturing plant on County Line R oad just outside Boyertown.


Emergency responders were dispatched to Cab ot Inc. for a blaze that broke out in a chemical dust collector shortly bef ore 10:30 a.m.

Tim Knapp, manager of safety, health and environment for Cabot, said crews had the fire controlled and out within five minutes afte r arriving to the scene, giving an all-clear at around 11 a.m.

The dust collector where the fire began contained tantalum, a chemical used in the company’s metal manufacturing process, he said.

Althoug h it was initially thought dust had escaped the plant during the fire, Knap p said it was only smoke, not chemicals that were released into the air.


At our lab, we analyze tobacco and tobacco smoke for a wide array of chemical constituents, largely for regulatory compliance to variou s governments around the globe (although we also do testing for government agencies and universities as well).  Many of our customers are still l ooking for the chemical-free smoke mentioned above.  Shall I refer the m to Cabot Inc.??


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Dr. Bradley K. Norwood

Laboratory Director

Arista Laboratories

1941 Reymet Road

Richmond, VA  23237

(804) 271-5572 ext. 307

(804) 641-4641 (cell)


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