Chemical spill reported at Port Bienville

A minor chemical spill occurred this morning at Port Bienville, sending one employee to the hospital for injuries not believed to be serious. The spill happened at 10:30 at the Pearl River plant of Wellman Inc.

A company spokesman said a small amount of the chemical PTCE was accidentally released in a lab area. Firefighters from various agencies responded to the scene, but no other damage or injuries were reported.