A forklift driver punctured two totes of the chemical Pyrozol on September 26. About half of one and a quarter of the other spilled. Pryozol is one of the chemicals used in the plant's flame-retardant line of textiles. The material spilled onto the floor of a warehouse but was absorbed with a product used to contains spills. None is thought to have made its way to a floor drain which leads to the plants wastewater treatment plant. EPD spokesman Kevin Chambers said none of the chemical made its way into the ground or the river. He said the company responded appropriately and there are no indications from various monitoring points that any of the chemical ended up in the Ogeechee River.
Many residents along the river blame King America Finishing for illegally dumping toxic chemicals into the river from the plant near Dover in Screven County that killed more than 30,000 fish for more than 70 miles along the river in May of 2011. As a result several lawsuits have been filed against King America. Some of those suits have been settled but others have yet to be resolved.