On August 3-4, 2019, a large fire destroyed the MPG Industries, Inc. chemical plant. The fire completely destroyed the working area of facility and resulted in firefighting water being released from the site. EPA assistance was requested by state and local officials on August 7, 2019 to assess the site and conduct emergency site stabilization/cleanup activities, which were completed by mid-September.
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EPA entered into an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent with the plant owners on October 9, 2019 to clean up the site. EPA will be conducting oversight of cleanup operations, which are expected to be completed by the end of the year.
This website contains photos, documentation and updates on work progress.