Update Monday, 9:35 p.m. –
The chemical spill at Pall Trinity Corporation was contained after several hours Thursday, according to Cortlandville Fire Chief Jared Gebel.
The Cortlandville Fire Department was called to the scene at about 1:40 p.m. for a reported hazardous materials incidents. The Cortland County Hazardous Materials team was requested and made entry into the Pall facility to examine the situation and monitor air conditions in the facility, Gebel said.
The spill was contained and Pall personnel were allowed back into the building to begin cleaning up the spill.
All personnel had cleared the scene by 5:45 p.m. No emergency personnel or civilians were injured.
Cortlandville firefighters were assisted by the city of Cortland, Dryden, Homer, McGraw and Virgil Fire Departments, along with the Cortland County Sheriff's Department.
On Thursday –
CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. – The Cortland County Hazmat Team has been called to a chemical spill at the Pall Corporation building on Route 281 Thursday afternoon.
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At around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the Cortlandville Fire Department was called to a report of a chemical spill at the building, near the intersection of Route 281 and McLean Road.
About 10 liters of ammonia spilled in a room that contains methanol, according to emergency radio reports. Employees at the building were concerned that the ammonia could react with the methanol, according to a 911 dispatcher.
The building was evacuated and no injuries were reported. It's not clear what caused the spill.
Pall Corporation's main industrial technical center, located in Cortland, employs over 700 people.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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