Chemical leak at GE Aviation near Grand Rapids

Kent County
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Fog rises from a liquid nitrogen leak at GE Aviation Systems in Cascade Township. (Oct. 28, 2019 – Courtesy Brent Webster)

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Emergency crews on Monday responded to a liquid nitrogen leak at GE Aviation Systems southeast of Grand Rapids.

It happened at the GE facility off of Patterson Avenue at 33rd Street SE in Cascade Township. Photos from a passerby showed white fog rising from the spill.

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Crews respond to a liquid nitrogen leak at GE Aviation Systems in Cascade Township. (Oct. 28, 2019)

Dispatchers told News 8 the Kentwood and Cascade Township fire departments responded. They contained the situation and cleared the scene shortly after 3 p.m.

33rd Street was shut down between Patterson and Hotel Avenue while crews were at work; it has since reopened.

There were not any reports of injuries.

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