Chemical Leak Causes Fire at Avantor Plant in Paris

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 1/12 6:13 pm

A chemical leak caused a fire at Avantor Performance Materials, Inc. in Paris.

Plant workers believe the fire started when a leaking container of nitric acid ignited the corrugated case in which it was stored Sunday morning.

Workers say the fire was extinguished by the on-site sprinkler system and contained to the warehouse area.  They say there is no risk to the community.  

Paris and Bourbon County fire crews worked for about eight hours cleaning up.

Workers are investigating the issues and plan to put safeguards to reduce the risk of similar incidents in the future.

The Avantor Plant in Pair produces, package and distributes high-purity solvents, acids, salts and bonded phase products.  The 310,000 square foot manufacturing plant was established in 1978.  It has 245 employees; none were hurt in the fire.

Share
Most Popular
Update: Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Clark Co.
A Powell county man was killed on Tuesday night in a motorcycle crash on the Mt. Parkway in Clark county. Video Video
Kentucky business unspooled as feds closed in
Louis Joseph Brothers used sales of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong to boost the revenue for his business, then resigned from the company he founded when federal investigators started questioning the sales and the company fell apart.
Ky. man sentenced to life without parole
A southern Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murder, fetal homicide and other charges involving the stabbing death of a pregnant woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Jerry And Jack Cassidy Accused Of Indecent And Immoral Acts
New charges were filed against twin brothers in jail in Lexington for child pornography. On Tuesday, the two each had additional charges of indecent and immoral practices. Video Video
Insurance Companies Blacklisted Dog Breeds
You may love your dog, but some insurance companies don't, according to a list of "Blacklisted Breeds" in the industry.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.