EPA asked to probe chemical spill
Updated November 11, 2011 13:07:49
New South Wales Environment Minister Robyn Parker has called for an Environment Protection Authority (EPA) report into a chemical spill at Port Kembla yesterday.
The Minister says the incident occurred at the BlueScope recycling facility, contracted to Violia.
A drum carrying waste chemicals was damaged by a forklift, exposing a worker to the fumes.
Fire and rescue crews wore protective suits as they contained and cleaned up the spill.
Fire station commander Darin Sullivan says the chemical does not pose a risk to the public.
“It’s one of those things where normal household chemicals have been put into rubbish by the looks of it and that’s caused some troubles within the materials that it’s been thrown out with,” he said.
First posted November 11, 2011 13:07:49