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Toxic spill in Laverton North

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01 Jan 2014
Firefighters have controlled a toxic spill at a food crate manufacturing site in Laverton North.

Crews were called to the incident on William Angliss Drive just after 4pm on 1 January.

They discovered leak of approximately 700 litres of Oxyzan ZS, a sanitizing agent.

The leak was emanating from a leaking pump on a 1000 litre container.

Because of the toxic nature of the chemical, firefighters were required to utilize breathing apparatus and protective clothing.

The substance was neutralised using absorbent material to allow it to be removed safely. This is a protracted incident.

ATTENDING  APPLIANCES:  

PUMPERS: 6

OTHER UNITS: 7

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 35

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