Hazmat teams respond in Rubbertown - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Hazmat teams respond in Rubbertown


Louisville, KY (WDRB) -- Emergency crews are giving an "all clear" after responding to a chemical release in Rubbertown early Friday morning.

A level one haz mat was declared about 5:30 a.m. at American Synthetics on Camp Ground Road.  Lake Dreamland Fire Department responded to the scene along with E-M-S, emergency management and the health department.

Metro Emergency Management Director Doug Hamilton tells WDRB the toulene was released from a depressurization tank. The vapors went into the air during a 90 second release. Air quality tests say there was never any danger to residents.

Hamilton says two "R-Calls" were sent to residents of Rubbertown. The first at 5:06 a.m. to explain what happened. The second at 5:15 a.m. to tell residents that they were in no danger. No sirens were sounded in connection to the situation.

Toulene can be dangerous, if inhaled. The chemical is used in the manufacturing of tires.

The Lake Dreamland Fire Department wrapped up their response by 7 a.m.

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