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Eastman says black emissions were non-hazardous

April 2nd, 2013 11:52 am by Staff Report

 Eastman says black emissions were non-hazardous

KINGSPORT — Black emissions were seen coming from Eastman Chemical's Kingsport plant site Tuesday morning, but the incident's impact apparently was minimal, a company spokeswoman indicated.

Eastman experienced an electrical upset at one of its powerhouses, which caused a visible release of fly ash, said Eastman spokeswoman Kristin Sturgill.

"Fly ash is a non-hazardous material," she said in an e-mail. "The company is in the process of restarting the boilers and there have been no injuries or impact to the community or production."

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