A sulfuric acid spill Sunday at the Nippon-Dynawave (N-D) plant (formerly Weyerhaeuser Co.) in Longview, WA, ended up contained, company officials said.
Between 4,000 to 5,000 gallons of sulfuric acid spilled, and N-D officials called 911, who then contacted Longview Fire Department and Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue, said Ernie Schnabler, emergency management director for the Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Management.
Neither fire department was needed for emergency cleanup.
The spill was securely managed by a constructed containment moat around the sulfuric acid container, according to Brian Wood, N-D’s director of support services.
Wood said there were no injuries reported, and the root cause of the spill is under investigation.
The containment moat might have been damaged, but N-D will have to wait until the spill is cleaned up to know for sure, Wood said.