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Chemical spill in Cheltenham

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03 Feb 2020
It took more than 25 firefighters clean up a chemical spill in Cheltenham on Monday night.

MFB was alerted to the incident just after 9pm after employees inside the factory on Reserve Road spotted the spill and called Triple Zero (000).

Upon arrival crews found a large amount of acid products and peroxide in the area. Approximately 6000 litres of liquid needed to be cleaned up and contained.

MFB HAZMAT specialists and firefighters donned in Breathing Apparatus and chemicals suits entered the affected area and their work ensured the chemical was contained within the drains of the premises and did not enter the storm water system.  

This was a protracted incident and crews were at the property for a number of hours.

One person was assessed by Ambulance Victoria paramedics at the scene.

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