Westward Fishmeal Plant Explosion Likely Sparked by Burst Pipe; Plant Should Reopen by A season
SSEAFOODNEWS.COM ][KUCB] by Laura Kragel Oct 10, 2016
The fishmeal plant at Westward Seafoods is still closed after an explosion last month caused more than $100,000 worth of damage. But police say they may have identified the cause of the blast, which they're calling an "industrial accident."
Investigator Chris Honan of the Unalaska Department of Public Safety said a saltwater pipe that burst shortly before the explosion may have been the "point of ignition."
That's still unconfirmed, but Deputy Police Chief Jennifer Shockley said it's likely the pipe produced friction
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