A minor incident at a Simpsonville, SC, plant led to an odorous smell releasing out into parts of the city Saturday, but officials said there is no danger to the public.
Residents around the facility said the odor smelled like garlic, while others reported feeling nauseous.
The odor emanated from the H.B. Fuller facility, which makes adhesives. The incident at the plant on S.E. Main Street, resulted in the release, and that clean-up is underway, a spokesperson said. The spokesperson said the public isn’t in danger, and they are working with Simpsonville FD to handle the clean-up.
Greenville County HazMat and South Carolina DHEC responded to the hazardous materials incident, said Simpsonville Fire Chief Wesley Williams.
Crews are neutralizing a container of chemicals at the facility and air monitors are being set up to ensure safe air quality, Williams said.
There is no potential for fire or explosion, and the incident should be under control in a few hours, Williams said.