Chemical leak in Fairfield no threat to community

A chemical spill on December 29, 2011, at General Electric’s Fairfield, Connecticut, headquarters leaked 500 gallons of nonhazardous materials, reports The Daily Fairfield.

The chemical, Dowfrost, drained from broken pipes in the facility’s utilities room and flowed into the storm drain system before fire officials could get the leak contained.

Dowfrost is a heat transfer fluid. It is not classified as toxic, and won’t harm aquatic life in water systems in the region even if it has drained into storm ducts.

Fire officials could easily contain nontoxic chemicals using XSORB II Super Absorbent Encapsulator Packets. The absorbent device instantly contains liquids on contact. Users simply pour the XSORB II Super Absorbent Encapsulater Packet onto the spill, and it instantly absorbs the liquid, making it easy to sweep away and leave the area spotless.

The XSORB II Super Absorbent Encapsulator Packet holds up to 14 times its weight, making it a viable option for spills of any size. When it comes to keeping facilities safe, XSORB II Super Absorbent Encapsulator packets can make all of the difference. It is non-leaching and is safe to dispose of naturally once used. Every facility that handles multiple chemical solutions should employ the help of XSORB absorbent devices. 

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