Acid barrels wash up at Snettisham

PUBLISHED: 08:55 12 December 2018 | UPDATED: 08:55 12 December 2018

The barrels which were found at Snettisham  Picture: Hunstanton coastguard

The barrels which were found at Snettisham Picture: Hunstanton coastguard


More acid barrels have been washed up by the tide on a Norfolk beach.

The 200L blue containers were found between Snettisham and Heacham on Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters were called out to remove them from the shore and make the scene safe.

Hunstanton coastguard posted on Facebook: Paged by Humber [coastguard HQ] to two blue barrels containing sulphuric acid labels which had washed up on the beach at Snettisham, when on scene, one barrel was empty and the other was full.

“Norfolk fire and rescue service attended and put the blue barrels in an over barrel and took them off the beach to a safe area ready for disposal. Team was then stood down.”

A number of similar containers have washed up in recent weeks. The coastguard team added: “Please if you come across any barrels like these on our beaches, dial 999 and ask for coastguard as the contents have been tested and came back as acidic.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press