Segensworth Recycling Centre in Hampshire evacuated over chemical leak fears

Segensworth Recycling Centre has been evacuated over chemical leak fears

Segensworth Recycling Centre has been evacuated over chemical leak fears

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POLICE evacuated and cordoned off a Hampshire recycling centre amid fears of a hazardous chemical leak.

Roads around the Segensworth Recycling Centre, on Barnes Wallis Road, were sealed off as emergency services dealt with the unidentified material.

They were called by workmen at the site who discovered a leaking container shortly after 2pm.

One fire engine from Fareham, two from Hightown and another special equipment unit from Cosham as well as the hazardous materials unit were called to the scene.

Barnes Wallis Road and Cartwright Drive were closed to allow emergency vehicles to get to the site.

A Hampshire Police spokeswoman said the cordon had been lifted by 6.30pm as officers had examined the item and found it to be no risk to public health.

 

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7:12pm Sat 22 Mar 14

derek james says...

probably something you take to the tip a few years back before all h and s
xrap started
probably something you take to the tip a few years back before all h and s xrap started derek james
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10:05pm Sat 22 Mar 14

issacchunt says...

Fire brigade arrived and cut the roof off.
Fire brigade arrived and cut the roof off. issacchunt
  • Score: 0

8:32am Sun 23 Mar 14

Amuffman says...

issacchunt wrote:
Fire brigade arrived and cut the roof off.
Don't be silly man, they can't cut the roof of a recycling centre..



They cut the roof of a passing car to be on the safe side.
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: Fire brigade arrived and cut the roof off.[/p][/quote]Don't be silly man, they can't cut the roof of a recycling centre.. They cut the roof of a passing car to be on the safe side. Amuffman
  • Score: 2

9:07am Sun 23 Mar 14

issacchunt says...

Amuffman wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
Fire brigade arrived and cut the roof off.
Don't be silly man, they can't cut the roof of a recycling centre..



They cut the roof of a passing car to be on the safe side.
Sad but true.........
[quote][p][bold]Amuffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: Fire brigade arrived and cut the roof off.[/p][/quote]Don't be silly man, they can't cut the roof of a recycling centre.. They cut the roof of a passing car to be on the safe side.[/p][/quote]Sad but true......... issacchunt
  • Score: 2

10:28am Sun 23 Mar 14

forest hump says...

Probably CO2, that's hazardous apparently. Despite being critical for living a healthy life.
Probably CO2, that's hazardous apparently. Despite being critical for living a healthy life. forest hump
  • Score: 1

9:43am Mon 24 Mar 14

skeptik says...

Won't be applying for a mortgage near there then.
Won't be applying for a mortgage near there then. skeptik
  • Score: 0

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