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Lawrence

Firefighters cool runaway chemical reaction at adhesives plant

By Melissa M. Werthmann
Globe Correspondent / August 3, 2012
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Lawrence firefighters helped an adhesives manufacturer regain control of its workspace Thursday after a chemical reaction overheated, said Lawrence Fire Chief Jack Bergeron.

In a telephone interview, Bergeron said firefighters used water to cool an “exothermic reaction that overreacted” at Key Polymer, which is located at 17 Shepard St. There were no injuries.

“Everything went well,” Bergeron said.

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