JJW Metal Recycling Fire

Carolina, PR - Region II

 

Site Contact:

Carlos Huertas
OSC

huertas-hernandez.carlos@epa.gov

756 Los Colobos
Carolina, PR 00987
response.epa.gov/JJWMetal

Latitude: 18.3778060
Longitude: -65.9259530

On November 28, 2018 the EPA's Region II Emergency Operations Center (REOC) received an email about a fire at the JJW Metal Corp, a metal recycling facility, located in Carolina Puerto Rico. At approximately 1330 in the afternoon, facility personnel were using a metal grabber on a portion of the site and caused an explosion. An EPA OSC was deployed to provide technical support to the State by conducting perimeter air monitoring, air, soil and air sampling.