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Fire at Industrial Plastics Recycle put outFire at Industrial Plastics Recycle put out

A fire that started last week at Industrial Plastics Recycle, about 45 miles southwest of Nashville, TN, has been put out. The fire, which started last Wednesday, was put out by fire crews on Sunday. The facility was located at a Federal Superfund site created to clean up hazardous toxic waste from the former Wrigley Charcoal Plant.

Clare Goldsberry

December 23, 2013

1 Min Read
Fire at Industrial Plastics Recycle put out

According to an Associated Press report, the fire occurred on a portion of the primary site occupied by the recycling facility that recycles plastics and metal.  About 300 people were under evacuation orders last Thursday and nearby schools were closed. Cause of the fire is unknown, and company officials couldn't be reached for comment.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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