Tulsa Solvay Plant Evacuated After Chemical Reaction

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 8:19 am
By: News On 6

Several workers at an east Tulsa chemical plant evacuated early Sunday morning after firefighters say chemicals reacted and filled the air with smoke.

EMSA took several workers here at the Cytec Solvay Plant to the hospital for precautionary reasons, according to Tulsa Fire Department. Workers evacuated the plant safely and called TFD around 2 a.m.

Firefighters say a slight chemical reaction in the plant caused smoke to fill the air. Tulsa Fire came in and ventilated the plant.

Tulsa's Hazmat Unit also responded because of the chemicals used inside the plant.

Solvay is one of the main manufacturers of the solar plane Solar Impulse 2 which landed in Tulsa on Thursday night. Solvay makes advanced composites used to make the ultra light weight plane fly across the world.

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The plant is located at 5350 South 129th East Avenue. It was back to normal operations by Sunday afternoon, a spokesperson for the company told News On 6.

None of the workers was injured, the spokesperson said.