Fire crews deal with chemical spill in Yarmouth

Chemical spill in Queen's Road, Yarmouth

Chemical spill in Queen's Road, Yarmouth - Credit: Geraldine Scott

Emergency services dealt with a chemical spill on a Yarmouth industrial estate this afternoon.

Chemical spill in Queens Road, Yarmouth

Chemical spill in Queens Road, Yarmouth - Credit: Geraldine Scott

Police closed Queens Road between the South Quay and Admiralty Road junctions, and firemen in hazard suits dealt with the spillage at Certas Energy.

Joe Warns, Yarmouth station manager, said there had been a leak from a drum of caustic soda - or sodium hydroxide - which was on the back of a lorry.

Some 25 litres was spilled and crews contained it using an overdrum and used granules to absorb spillage.

Mr Warns said: 'The leak was discovered when the lorry arrived, we've worked to stop the leak and we're now checking for any more.


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'There's no risk to the public or the environment, we're just taking precautions.'

He added there were no injuries.

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Four fire engines were at the business - two from Sprowston, one from Gorleston and one from Great Yarmouth.

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