On Monday, October 17, 2022, the Basin (Wyoming) fire chief called the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) Region 8 phone duty officer to report abandoned school chemicals found in a building
recently acquired by the Town of Basin. The building was previously occupied by a school that has since
moved out of the building. The chemicals were discovered in approximately 10 large boxes in the
basement boiler room of the building. The chemicals appeared to be old, perhaps leaking, unlabeled, and
not secured. Basin Fire Department has a hazmat team with limited resources and requested EPA
assistance to help identify, secure and properly dispose of the chemicals.
OSC Paul Peronard deployed to the Site on October 18, 2022, along with START and the Emergency and
Rapid Response Services (ERRS) contractor.