The ONLN Chemical plant off of Old Lower River Rd. had an accidental mercury spill after a holding lagoon overflowed into the Hiwassee River sometimeThursday. Olin uses the mercury in a manufacturing process to make caustic soda and chlorine.
The ONLN Chemical plant off of Old Lower River Rd. had an accidental mercury spill after a holding lagoon overflowed into the Hiwassee River sometimeThursday. Olin uses the mercury in a manufacturing process to make caustic soda and chlorine.
Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Monday, September 12th, 2011
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