Chemical cloud in Portage

Chemical cloud in Portage

There are 11 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jun 4, 2008, titled Chemical cloud in Portage. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Portage Police say there has been a chemical spill at a company called Kalamazoo Stripping and Derusting Incorporated.

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cindy

Climax, MI

#1 Jun 4, 2008
boy on news 3 wwmt they say that Stryker Medical is closed, do to the spill check out the spelling they put on line......
orleander

Climax, MI

#2 Jun 4, 2008
Will the foggy weather keeep the chemical cloud from dispersing?
Jay

Climax, MI

#3 Jun 4, 2008
cindy wrote:
boy on news 3 wwmt they say that Stryker Medical is closed, do to the spill check out the spelling they put on line......
Stryker Medical is closed due to the spill. They fall in the blocked off area...They are still taking orders today from an alternate facility.
Smoggy

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Jun 4, 2008
Not surprised, this company has been polluting the air around this area for years. They burn off some sort of waste product that fills the air with a burning paint smell at least once or twice a week. To add insult, their trucks feature their tacky company slogan "I Love My Stripper". They should be fined heavily for this and forced to clean up their facility.
Lets Party

Redwood City, CA

#5 Jun 4, 2008
Hey if there is a tent, we need to have a picnic. At least it will keep the rain away!
Chemical person

United States

#6 Jun 4, 2008
orleander wrote:
Will the foggy weather keeep the chemical cloud from dispersing?
It really depends on what was released.
Commuter

Wyoming, MI

#7 Jun 4, 2008
Does anyone know if the roads are opened yet?
Jim

United States

#8 Jun 4, 2008
Smoggy wrote:
Not surprised, this company has been polluting the air around this area for years. They burn off some sort of waste product that fills the air with a burning paint smell at least once or twice a week. To add insult, their trucks feature their tacky company slogan "I Love My Stripper". They should be fined heavily for this and forced to clean up their facility.
Just so you know this is not the only company in this area using hazardous materials. There happens to be a giant pharmacuetical corporation next door with all kinds of materials you would gasp at and another anodizer just north of Bishop/Romence called Bowers Manufacturing and a few others in this area that your jaw would drop if you knew what they actually did. This company chemically strips paint off metal, aluminum and other surfaces so hence the smell of burnt paint plus just to the north happens to be a full service automotive body shop and service center called D & A. Just food for thought here a little knowlege of the area would help you emensly
ohmygosh

Layton, UT

#9 Jun 4, 2008
It took hazmat over 2 hours to get there. Geez!
stripper

West Branch, MI

#10 Oct 17, 2008
Smoggy wrote:
Not surprised, this company has been polluting the air around this area for years. They burn off some sort of waste product that fills the air with a burning paint smell at least once or twice a week. To add insult, their trucks feature their tacky company slogan "I Love My Stripper". They should be fined heavily for this and forced to clean up their facility.
and you are an idiot1
stripper

West Branch, MI

#11 Oct 17, 2008
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>
Just so you know this is not the only company in this area using hazardous materials. There happens to be a giant pharmacuetical corporation next door with all kinds of materials you would gasp at and another anodizer just north of Bishop/Romence called Bowers Manufacturing and a few others in this area that your jaw would drop if you knew what they actually did. This company chemically strips paint off metal, aluminum and other surfaces so hence the smell of burnt paint plus just to the north happens to be a full service automotive body shop and service center called D & A. Just food for thought here a little knowlege of the area would help you emensly
thank you!!!

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