Company provides new details on chemical reaction at South Bend plant
ABC 57 is hearing from the company where a chemical reaction caused a cloud of potentially harmful gasses to be released.
Ted Clark, the CEO of Royal Adhesives and Sealants on West Washington street says it happened around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday,
He says a mixer producing an epoxy adhesive overheated, causing thermal decomposition.
That sent a cloud of potentially toxic gasses into the air.
Clark says two employees asked to go to the hospital.
An area around the plant was blocked off as a precaution.
Clark says workers are being allowed back in the plant this morning.
He says the company’s investigation will continue.