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Silver Optical; St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg, Florida | 1986-Jan-09

Initial Notification: On January 9, 1986, a chemical first identified as 5-10 gallons of isopropyl propionate was spilled from a delivery truck at Silver Optical in St. Petersburg, Florida. The shipment was packaged in four large wooden containers with a steel outer lining. Each container held 100 trays weighing 10 pounds each of the chemical. Finally, each container was packed with 450 pounds of dry ice to prevent the crystalline form from melting. The spill was discovered when the local fire department responded to a fire in the storm drain at Silver Optical. When the fire was extinguished, a pool of the chemical was found on the ground near the storm drain. Later investigation revealed that the spilled product was actually isopropyl peroxide percarbonate. USCG district 7.

Incident Details
Products of concern:Isopropyl peroxide percarbonate
Total amount at risk of spill: 10 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 27° 47.33′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 38.36′ West