All-clear issued for those who evacuated after Akron chemical explosion
Posted: 5:40 PM, Jul 18, 2018
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<p>Fire crews responded to a explosion at a chemical plant in Akron.</p>
The Akron Fire Department has issued an all-clear for those who evacuated the area around West Emerling after an explosion at a nearby chemical plant Wednesday afternoon.
Evacuated individuals can now safely return to their homes and businesses. Authorities determined there is no ongoing risk of chemical exposure in the area and the scene at Emerald Performance Materials is fully secure, Akron police said.