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1,500 gallons of liquid fluoride spill at Alabaster water plant

Alabaster Water continues to work diligently to remove any contaminated materials from the site.
No one was injured in the spill.
No one was injured in the spill.(WBRC)
Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 11:43 AM CDT
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ALABASTER, Ala. (WBRC) - More than a thousand gallons of liquid fluoride spilled at a water plant on Winterhaven Drive in Alabaster Wednesday morning.

A pipe fitting on the fluoride holding tank broke while being adjusted. That allowed fluoride to spill from the on-site holding tank into the secondary containment structure.

Alabaster Water updated their news release Friday morning: At approximately 4:15 PM yesterday (Wednesday), the amount of stored liquid fluoride changed due to an undetermined piping failure causing approximately 900 gallons of fluoride to be released into the ground. The contractor arrived on-site at approximately 5:00 PM and was able to recover approximately 600 gallons of the liquid fluoride from the secondary containment and the adjacent area. Alabaster Water continues to work diligently to remove any contaminated materials from the site. Additionally, we are continuing to closely monitor water quality and are inspecting adjacent water and gas utilities. Currently, the fluoride spill is not an immediate threat and has not affected the local water supply.

Anyone with questions is asked to call Alabaster Water at 205-663-6155.

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