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Bannockburn hazmat incident

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  11.37 AM 10 July, 2014


Location: District 7 News

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UPDATE 11:07am: The hazmat is now safe. Crews will remain on scene until the container is removed by a transport company.

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CFA crews have controlled a hazardous spill on the Midland Highway at Bannockburn this morning.

CFA District 7 RDO Mick McGuinness said a 1000 litre container of lactic acid had fallen off the back of a truck and was leaking onto the road and into a nearby drain.

“Crews from Bannockburn and Corio did a fantastic job to respond quickly and were able to stop the leak,” he said.

“Lactic acid is a corrosive and harmful material so crews wore splash suits and breathing apparatus to be able to get in and upright the container.”

The incident was under control within an hour.

 “There is traffic control in the area while crews continue to clean up.”

Last Updated: 10 July 2014