UPDATE: Wacker lifts onsite shelter in place order

CHARLESTON, Tenn. (WDEF) — Wacker has released a statement following the shelter in place order that was issued for employees at the facility. The shelter in place order has since been lifted.

Wacker says a “slight elevation of residual chemicals” was detected this morning related to the incident on September 7.

According to Wacker, emergency protocol was followed and Wacker issued the onsite shelter in place.

Wacker says that order has now been lifted and says there was no risk to the community or its employees.


CHARLESTON, Tenn. (WDEF) — Bradley County officials say Wacker employees have been told to shelter in place.

EMA Director Troy Spence tells News 12 Wacker is clearing out pipes manually following last week’s incident.

Spence says in order to do so safely, employees have been told to shelter in place.

However, Spence urges there is no threat to the public.

The shelter in place order is not expected to last very long, according to Spence.

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