POLYCHEMIE DIMETHYLAMINE RELEASE

Pearlington, MS - Region IV

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Dean Ullock
On-Scene Coordinator

ullock.dean@epa.gov

POLYCHEMIE
Port Bienville Industrial Park
Pearlington, MS
response.epa.gov/polychemiedimethylaminerelease

Latitude: 30.2411000
Longitude: -89.5547000
NRC#: 910935

NRC #910935 POLYCHEME DIMETHYLAMINE Atmospheric release. Port Bienville Industrial Park (Hancock Co., MS) OSC Ullock accompanied MS DEQ to the POLYCHEME Facility located in Port Bienville, MS (Hancock Co).  The chemical manufacturing facility produces polymers for the water treatment industry.  During a routine railcar transfer operation, a discharge hose failed (1.5 " slit) due to unknown causes resulting in the reported, 5 minute release (908 lbs.)of DIMETHYLAMINE into the atmosphere.  Dimethylamine is a very toxic, flammable liquified gas.  No injuries were reported.Response complete.




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