MARMET, W.Va. -- Approximately five to 10 gallons of MCHM leaked out of a chemical manufacturing plant in Marmet Thursday, an emergency official said. None of the chemical escaped the containment area of facility.
The State Department of Environmental Protection was on scene Thursday night of the leak at American Chemical Service in Marmet, said C.W. Sigmon, deputy emergency services manager for Kanawha County.
MCHM leaked onto concrete while employees replaced uncertified tanks for better-certified ones, Sigmon said.
Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Chief T.J. Johnson checked out the leak early Thursday evening and reported back to Sigmon. Johnson saw DEP officials vacuuming the chemical off the concrete, he said.
"There's no downstream water intakes for drinking water until you get to Huntington," Sigmon said.
He does not expect any problems, he said.