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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.

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