Global Brass and Copper reports oil spill at Somers Thin Strip plant
Somers Thin Strip, a division of GBC Metals, a subsidiary of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, reported a leak of mineral oil at its Waterbury, Connecticut facility that occurred on January 20, 2018. The mineral oil leak was quickly identified by the Somers team, who then acted immediately to stop the leakage and notify the appropriate municipal and environmental authorities. No injuries have been reported. Mineral oil was released into the sewer system and the neighboring Naugatuck River. Somers personnel, the Waterbury fire department, the US EPA, the Connecticut DEEP and Clean Harbors, Somers remediation contractor, responded immediately and have been working collaboratively to remediate the leak as quickly as possible.