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Basin School Chemicals

Site Contact:
Paul Peronard
On Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
911 B. Street
Basin, WY 82410

On Monday, October 17, 2022, the Basin (Wyoming) fire chief called the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 phone duty officer to report abandoned school chemicals found in a building recently acquired by the Town of Basin. The building was previously occupied by a school that has since moved out of the building. The chemicals were discovered in approximately 10 large boxes in the basement boiler room of the building. The chemicals appeared to be old, perhaps leaking, unlabeled, and not secured. Basin Fire Department has a hazmat team with limited resources and requested EPA assistance to help identify, secure and properly dispose of the chemicals.

OSC Paul Peronard deployed to the Site on October 18, 2022, along with START and the Emergency and Rapid Response Services (ERRS) contractor.