Rome Hydrochloric Acid Spill

Rome, GA - Region IV

Site Contact:

Karen Buerki
OSC

buerki.karen@epa.gov

301 Darlington Dr SW
Rome, GA 30161
response.epa.gov/romehclspill

Latitude: 34.2201420
Longitude: -85.1706440
NRC#: 899028

A spill of 8,400 gallons of 35% hydrochloric acid solution occurred from an elevated storage tank at Bekaert Corporation. The spill originated from a valve assembly that was damaged when piping supports failed. Nearly all of the solution was captured within secondary containment. The valve assembly and supports were replaced and all of the solution in secondary containment was pumped to Bekaert's wastewater treatment plant. A small amount of the solution from the elevated storage tank was carried by the wind outside of the secondary containment. The impacted soil was excavated and drummed for disposal. An evacuation was put in place initially until the spill could be fully evaluated. It was lifted after the solution was pumped from secondary containment.


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