Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- A Kanawha County Metro 911 Center report says Dow Chemical Co.'s facility in Institute leaked ammonia gas every day for nearly two weeks before the problem was detected.
The report obtained by the Charleston Gazette says more than 3,500 pounds of ammonia leaked from the facility's ethylene oxide catalyst unit between Feb. 4 and Feb. 16.
Dow reported the leak to metro 911 Wednesday afternoon, along with a leak at the company's South Charleston facility.
The report says the chemical polyalkylene glycol was discharged into the South Charleston plant's waste treatment facility.
Dow spokesman Randy Fischback told the newspaper that the company had no other information.
Fischback says the Institute incident will be reviewed.
(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.