***Update No. 1***
Further investigation by emergency responders on scene shows there was one explosion, not two explosions as initially reported. Investigation continues and more updates will be provided as information is obtained.
***End update No. 1***
Initial release follows:
News release - Injuries resulting from an explosion today at the U.S. Ecology site near Grand View, Idaho Immediate release, Nov. 17, 2018
Contact: Owyhee County Public Information Officer Angela Barkell (208) 880-0334
This news release is sent by ISP on behalf of the Owyhee County Sheriff's Office. It is an initial summary; additional info may be sent later as information comes to light.
Today at approximately 9:15 a.m. at the U.S. Ecology waste facility near Grand View, Idaho, an explosion occurred in one of the facility's buildings. Initial indications are the building is used to process powdered magnesium products. A second explosion occurred in the same area at about 10:15 a.m. Initial indications are that at least three people were injured as a result of the explosions; there is no word at this time about the severity of those injuries. Emergency personnel are on scene and more are on the way.