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Permafix of South Georgia

Site Contact:
Chris Russell


Site Location:
1612 James P Rodgers Circle
Valdosta, GA 31601
NRC#: 1057122

On August 14, 2013, an explosion occurred at the Permafix of South Georgia facility in Valdosta, Georgia. The explosion occurred when an employee was off-loading a 55-gallon container of acetone type waste into a fuel blending pot. The explosion resulted in a two-alarm fire which engulfed half of the facility and led to the evacuation of residents and businesses in a one mile radius. Three different fire departments responded, as well as the following Agencies: FBI, ATF, OSHA, and Georgia EPD. EPA Region 4 dispatched Florida Outpost OSC Russell to the scene to oversee removal operations. Upon arriving on site a Unified Command was established with the RP, Valdosta FD, ATF, Georgia EPD, and OSHA.

Video from approximately 75 yds away during the fire.

Video from off-site observer.

For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.