Second leak found at Kraton

BELPRE – A second leak of solvents has been discovered at Kraton Polymers.

Company spokesman Mike White said more information would be forthcoming, but currently the material is going into the company’s retention pond. That’s where the first leak, discovered around 3:15 a.m. Thursday, discharged before eventually reaching Davis Creek, which drains into the Ohio River.

The solvents come from a piece of equipment that cools other devices. White said the recent cold is a factor in the leaks.