A Message from Blue Grass President, Matt Brenner

Blue Grass Chemical Specialties is a leading Aqueous Inorganic Metal Salt Solutions manufacturer located in New Albany, Indiana. On Tuesday March 14, 2023, one of our reactors released NOx (oxides of nitrogen), a common by-product of our manufacturing process, beyond the amount our scrubber system could handle, leaving a yellow plume that eventually made its way out of our plant.

Our team acted swiftly and effectively to resolve the reaction issue, and we are pleased to report that there were no injuries to our employees. We are complying with the standards of Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and are conducting a thorough internal review to determine the cause of the incident and will take steps to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.  

We want to assure the public that the safety of our employees, the surrounding community, and the environment is our top priority.

Thank you to our employees, the first responders and the community for their support.


Matt Brenner
President, Blue Grass Chemical Specialties, LLC
895 Industrial Boulevard New Albany, IN 47150