- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) - Officials say that none of the toxic chemical used at a northern New Jersey foam-manufacturing plant that was the site of an explosion Monday escaped into the neighborhood.

The Record reports (https://bit.ly/1qs2OAw ) that Bergen County health official Tom Longo said none of the toluene diisocyanate used at the Crest Foam facility got into the air.

The newspaper reports that data released to the state says that people living within a tenth of a mile of the facility could be at risk of injury or death if there was a catastrophic release of the chemical.

Rick Engler, director of the New Jersey Work Environment Council, says the explosion provides a compelling argument for the state to immediately inspect the facility.

Three people suffered concussions after the explosion that caused a four-alarm fire.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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