10 treated for exposure to hazardous material after incident at plastics company

Ten people were treated after being exposed to “hazardous material” at a Wayne-area plastics corporation early Sunday morning, police said.

At 5:40 a.m, police responded to a call of a fire alarm and smoke conditions at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics on Dey Road, Wayne Police Capt. Laurence Martin said in a statement.

The fumes and smoke came from the manufacturing of Polytetrafluoroethylene, which is better known as Teflon — a compound used in creating non-stick cookware. It’s not yet clear what caused the exposure to the fumes.

Various emergency departments worked together to control the incident, police said, but the …read more

Source: NJ.com Passaic

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