Second accident at REC Silicon site

Print Article

 

MOSES LAKE - For the second time in a month, REC Silicon required aid from Moses Lake city and Grant County resources.

For what officials deemed a "small fire," both crews from Moses Lake Fire Department and Moses Lake Emergency Medical Services were sent to assist, and  Moses Lake Police Department officers responded to help with traffic control.

"We stood by the property until we were released," Moses Lake Fire Chief Tom Taylor said. And while Taylor confirmed there was a fire on site, his crews were there for only 15 minutes before being released.

REC's Head of Community Affairs Sharon Palmerton said the fire alarm was set off at 9:50 a.m. Monday during routine maintenance activities.

Those activities created a visible vapor cloud, she said.

The clouds consisted of particulate aluminum oxide, steam and trace quantities of other impurities, REC said.

- Staff report

Print Article

Read More News

AP Top International News at 2:13 p.m. EST

AP

January 19, 2020 at 11:20 am | Many options await Prince Harry and Meghan after royal split...

Comments

Read More

WA Current Conditions

AP

January 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm | WA Current Conditions as of 11:00 AM PST Sunday, January 19, 2020 _____ City/Town;Weather Condition;Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%) Arlington;Cloudy;45;N;7;82% B...

Comments

Read More

AP Top Business News at 1:54 p.m. EST

AP

January 19, 2020 at 11:00 am | Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum...

Comments

Read More

Libya summit: Participants agree to respect arms embargo

AP

January 19, 2020 at 11:53 am | BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that countries with interests in Libya’s long-running conflict have agreed that they should respect a much-violated arms embargo, which shoul...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2020 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X