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Chemical spill at Epping hospital

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13 May 2018
MFB crews spent the early hours of Mother's Day responding to a chemical spill at an Epping hospital.

Firefighters were called to the premises on Cooper Street just before 1am after a chemical known as peracitic acid leaked in an area adjacent to the operating suite.

MFB specialist HAZMAT technicians  and a scientific advisor were called in to help tackle the incident.

Two people were evacauated from the first floot operating suite and an emergency caesarean operation was moved to another theatre due to the incident.

It took firefighters several hours to resolve the incident with assistance from Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria.

No one was injured.


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