Processing Magazine

Fire erupts at chemical plant in Pennsylvania

February 14, 2012

EASTON, Penn. — A fire erupted at a chemical plant near Easton, Penn., Monday night, engulfing a building at the plant and spreading a plume of smoke across a wide area, reported.

The Rockwood Pigments plant makes pigments used by the concrete and other industries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

"It appears that it''s a vacant building on that property," Northampton County Director of Emergency Management Robert Mateff said. "So there''s no hazardous materials risk at this point.