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Grant County Sheriff's Office: Fire Erupts At The REC Plant In Moses Lake

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. - According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office there was a fire at the REC plant in Moses Lake Monday morning. We're told that no chemicals were released and that there was no danger to the public. The fire has since been contained.

STATEMENT FROM REC:

REC Silicon responded to a report of an incident at its Moses Lake, Wash. facility. An emergency alarm activated Monday at 9:50am at the facility. A small fire occurred during maintenance activities that created a small visible vapor cloud.

The cloud consists primarily of particulate aluminum oxide, steam and trace quantities of other impurities including HCL. The cloud has left the property to the north and is being monitored. No levels of HCL have been detected. REC Silicon's internal emergency response organization has mobilized and the situation under control at this time. An all clear has been issued.

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