From: Annette Smith <> on 10/10/2001 05:07:40 PM
To:   Jim Reddy <>

Hi Jim, Did you have a spill at the plant recently?

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 16:17:29 -0400

We had a release of about 300 gallons of 30% concentration, equivalent to 90 gallons, of propylene glycol.  This is a common food ingredient and cosmetic ingredient, we use it in fact in some of our plants as an additive in our food and pharmaceutical products.  Although it is food grade material, we report everything, and my understanding at this time it is no issue with the state.

From: Annette Smith <> on 10/11/2001 04:59:51 PM
To:   <>

How did it happen?

Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 09:37:30 -0400

As stated in the report filed with the state........"due to a fitting not being sealed"........

Annette Smith <> on 10/12/2001 10:08:27 AM
To: <>

So was it human error?  How did 300 gallons get out given all your computerized monitoring?

Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 10:27:31 -0400

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