News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Meaden & Moore

Akron General

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Chemical spill in Tuscarawas shuts down I-77
Third incident in seven months at Dover Chemical

by WKSU's GRANT ENGLE

Reporter
Grant Engle
 
The main concern for Dover EMS was the possibility of a fire from the spill
Courtesy of Peterman Plumbing and Heating
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

A chemical spill at a plant in Tuscarawas County Monday afternoon shut down a portion of I-77 for four hours. 

The Dover Fire Department said the spill at Dover Chemical was caused by an overheated reactor that produced a visible cloud of vapor. The plant is located in a residential area along I-77. Dipropylene glycol was one of the reactants in the reactor. It has many uses, including as a solvent, and may be added to perfumes and skin and hair products.

Nearby residents were told to stay inside with their windows closed and an elementary school was evacuated.

Parent Krystal Stingel said the two hours from when she first heard about the spill to when she was contacted by the school were nerve-racking.

Krystal Stingel describes trying to reach her daughter

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:13)


"In that two hours I was literally sitting here panicked the entire time about her being so close to the spill. And I was trying to call the school myself, but it was so busy because I assume other parents were trying to call."

Resident Doug Peterman, whose plumbing company is a few blocks from the plant, went to the second floor of his office to see the cloud.

Doug Peterman talks about the scene from his office
Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download
(0:23)


 

"When you looked up you could see actually some chemical, or some kind of, to be honest with you, it looked like a bonfire. You couldn't see the source, but you could see it going up in the air. And you could really tell that there was a chemical floating above that area above the chemical plant. It was like a thick, a thick fog. It didn't look natural."

Two truck drivers in the area were treated for respiratory irritation.


The spill is the third incident at the plant in seven months that required emergency crews. The most recent accident, in February, sent a worker to the hospital.


Related WKSU Stories

Headline News for 11/04/11
Friday, November 4, 2011

Noon news headlines for May 21, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012

News Headlines 2/8/12
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on who should be paid minimum wage
Just a correction for your story: The trial court sided with the owners. The court of appeals sided with the sales reps.

Husted defends the use of "monopoly" in the wording of Issue 3
Jon, Give me a break. Why don't you concentrate your efforts on other issues to make Ohio a better place to live. Your comments about monopolizing the marijuana...

The Sierra Club is launching ads against Ohio's U.S. Sen. Rob Portman
“'I don’t know what the ad’s going to say. But I hope it’s truthful,' said Portman." This from a man who voted "no" last winter on a Senate resolution s...

Ohio Republicans protest the loss of Mt. McKinley
I believe the U.S.gov't. was overstepping its bounds by renaming a mountain that belongs to Alaska. How would we like it if Alaska (or any other state) telling ...

Pluto: University of Akron cuts baseball - should football be next?
remember when akron and Youngstown state were both in the ovc. As a Morehead State fan, made trips to both schools and had a wonderful experience. Played Akron ...

Ohio to aid young adults who age out of foster care
I think it's a great idea. I worked for an at risk high school and it was really sad to see the amount of kids who had no where to go because they had aged out...

Could University Circle developments ripple into East Cleveland?
Outsiders are so far off the beaten path and you all need to attend the meeting being held today 8/31/15 Cleveland Public Library, 1:00 PM. http://44112news.co...

ResponsibleOhio leader says the state is trying to set Issue 3 up for failure
Ohio suppose to believe that a group of investors were united under one cause to legalize marijuana.Once legal they all of sudden turn into 10 different compani...

Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University