MWV's Charleston, South Carolina, specialty chemicals facility hit by fire after storage tank of crude tall oil ruptures, company says; one person taken to hospital as precautionary measure, but fire has been contained, poses no risk to outside community

RICHMOND, Virginia , September 24, 2012 (press release) – At approximately 10 am today, there was a fire at the MWV Specialty Chemicals, Charleston, S.C., facility. A rupture occurred at the top of a storage tank containing crude tall oil (a by-product of pine trees), and no product was released. The cause is currently under investigation. One person was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

There is no risk to the outside community, and the fire has been contained.
Please contact me with any questions. Thanks.

Stephanie Mangin
Director, Communications & Brand Management

843.740.2166 (T) 843.647.9537 (M)


Specialty Chemicals
5255 Virginia Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406

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