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Eight hospitalised after airport chemical leak

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23 Nov 2016
MFB hazmat technicians are responding to a chemical leak in the Melbourne Airport precinct.

At 9am workers in a freight area identified a shipment of cartons containing hydrofluoric acid was leaking.

Eight workers were affected and transported to hospital.

ARFF and MFB firefighters are working to make the scene safe and will be transferring the leaking containers into hazmat drums. An MFB Scientific Advisor is also on scene.

Worksafe and EPA have also been notified.

Firefighters are expected to be on scene for some time.

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