Time Incident Posted: 08:55

Incident Date: 13/11/2020

Incident Location: Incident Location: Earls way Thurmaston

Incident Number: 16559

Incident Type: Leak of chemical from drum

Initial Emergency Call Received: 08:06

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: One from Eastern, One from Birstall, Hazardous materials and environmental protection unit from coalville and support appliance from Coalville

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Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Call to reports of a white chemical leaking from a drum onto the ground, on arrival found to be approx 40 litres of an unknown substance leaking. Road closures put in place on Earls way and Church Hill road, including pedestrian walkways. There are no casualties reported and investigations currently underway to identify chemical. Leak currently contained and drains blocked to prevent any substance entering the watercourse.

Updated Incident Information: Following specialist advice Fire Service are currently containing and absorbing the liquid at the scene and arranging for attendance of Highways to assist with cleansing the road to enable reopening of the carriageway.

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