News Release: Heating and coolant systems spill under control on Area B

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  • By 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT- PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – At 10:52 a.m., base crews responded to a report of spilled heating and coolant fluids at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Building 840, on Area B of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The response found that 1,500 gallons of heating and coolant fluids had leaked from the HVAC system on the building’s fourth floor. Approximately 1,000 gallons have been contained, and a specialized cleanup team will be brought in to remove the remaining fluids.

Approximately 500 gallons of fluid went into the sewer drain system. The chemicals used in the HVAC system are nonhazardous.

Base officials immediately notified the city of Fairborn’s Water Treatment Facility of the spill. The leak has since been repaired. 

No injuries have been reported, crews have left the scene, and the building has been turned back over to USAFSAM. 

For media inquiries about the response, contact the 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office at 937-522-3252. 

For media inquiries about the building and cleanup, contact the Air Force Research Laboratory Public Affairs Office at