Chemical spill reported at Greensboro plant
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Patterson Street is now open after being closed from South Holden Road to High Point Road due to a spill at a chemical plant.
The Greensboro Fire Department responded to Ecoflo at 2750 Patterson St. around 6:15 a.m., according to police.
A vapor cloud was released during overnight tests at Ecoflo, according to Guilford Co. Emergency Management Coordinator Don Campbell. Campbell said the vapor cloud is not a danger to the public.
No evacuations have been reported yet. Other details were not provided.
The Ecoflo plant is the city’s hazardous waste drop-off site and takes hazardous materials and turns them into non-hazardous ones.
Ecoflo issued the following statement about the spill:
ECOFLO had a minor issue in our non-hazardous solidification unit. There was a small amount of non-toxic vapor coming from the area. ECOFLO had the site under control. While we were managing this, a passing emergency response vehicle noticed our efforts and stopped to provide assistance.
We are investigating what caused the vapor, but we are certain that there was no harm caused to the public or the environment. ECOFLO has been in business since 1982 and we have an excellent safety record.