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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:18 PM
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Rubbertown residents told to stay indoors after chemical plant fire
Source: Courier Journal

Rubbertown residents within a mile of Carbide Industries, 4400 Bells Lane, are being told to stay indoors until further notice after an explosion Monday afternoon at the plant, Louisville Metro Police said.

Police asked the National Weather Service to send out the alert through the emergency broadcast system, the supervisor said.

Firefighters were called to the plant at least one person was reported to have been burned.

MetroSafe said the fire was reported at 5:40 p.m. at Carbide Industries, 4400 Bells Lane.

Carbide Industries website describes the business as North America's largest producer of calcium carbide products, with plants located in Louisville and Calvert City.

Perhaps best recognized as the primary source of acetylene gas for metal fabrication and construction, calcium carbide is also a vital ingredient in the manufacture of many specialty chemicals, the website says.

The company was previously known as Carbide/Graphite Group. It was purchased by Carbide Industries in 2002.

As of 6:35 p.m., the citys Rubbertown Community Awareness Line of Louisville, or RCALL, had no information about the incident. City officials established the phone line, 502-574-2580, in 2004 to convey information to residents about chemical incidents.

Details on what chemical was involved were not immediately available.




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It might matter to DU'ers leaving in KY... take care guys.

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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:02 PM
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1. Thought this was related to Union Carbide at first glance.
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road2000 Donating Member (995 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:19 PM
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2. Thanks...
From just below Cincinnati on the Ohio. I'll check the local news.
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fatbuckel Donating Member (518 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:49 PM
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3. We`re not gonna call for the end of all things rubber,now are we?
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:06 PM
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4. Don't worry--we'll bounce back.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:23 PM
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5. No....BUT
we should ask for safety and environmental oversight that the law allows.
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