Update: Firefighters say chemical leak poses no danger to the public

St Helens Star: The Star's photographer Dave Gillespie captures the scene in Sutton The Star's photographer Dave Gillespie captures the scene in Sutton

THE fire service says that the acid in the chemical drum is under control and the public is in no danger following the incident in Sutton earlier this morning.

Tests are ongoing to determine the exact nature of the substance but no one has been evacuated and no safety measures have been put in place.

 


 

ROBINS Lane has been closed after steam was seen pouring out of a chemical drum at the side of the road.

Firefighters were called at 7.41am to discover a five gallon drum lying in the gutter.

A safety cordon has been put in place and firefighters wearing gas suits are carrying out an inspection.

They also placed special mats over drains near the drum to prevent any of the substance entering the drain.

Specialist fire officers are on scene to identify the substance.

Two fire appliances are at Robins Lane close to Ellen Street along with the Incident Management Team.

A council spokesman said that no schools have been closed.

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1:28pm Wed 12 Mar 14

ImTopMan says...

I work live and work in Sutton and pass through Robins Lane on my way to my place of employment and saw Police and Fire Engines everywhere as I strolled to work at 7.55am. Not seen anything like this in our area in the infamous leak at Leathers/Hays Chemicals back in 1986.

I've just walked home on my dinner hour and everything seems under control. Although Ellamsbridge Road is now closed off too.
I work live and work in Sutton and pass through Robins Lane on my way to my place of employment and saw Police and Fire Engines everywhere as I strolled to work at 7.55am. Not seen anything like this in our area in the infamous leak at Leathers/Hays Chemicals back in 1986. I've just walked home on my dinner hour and everything seems under control. Although Ellamsbridge Road is now closed off too. ImTopMan
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3:00pm Wed 12 Mar 14

cde says...

Nice of someone to finally tell us we are not harm it only took you best part of the day
Nice of someone to finally tell us we are not harm it only took you best part of the day cde
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3:52pm Wed 12 Mar 14

mumnan says...

shock of my life when I drove to the corner of New St and saw this, memories of the infamous leak at Hays Chemicals, did hear it on radio about 10 that it was chemical spillage but that doesn't really help
shock of my life when I drove to the corner of New St and saw this, memories of the infamous leak at Hays Chemicals, did hear it on radio about 10 that it was chemical spillage but that doesn't really help mumnan
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7:34pm Wed 12 Mar 14

kjd161 says...

mumnan wrote:
shock of my life when I drove to the corner of New St and saw this, memories of the infamous leak at Hays Chemicals, did hear it on radio about 10 that it was chemical spillage but that doesn't really help
Why doesn't it help? It's information isn't it? If you'd heard nothing from any source, you'd still be moaning.
[quote][p][bold]mumnan[/bold] wrote: shock of my life when I drove to the corner of New St and saw this, memories of the infamous leak at Hays Chemicals, did hear it on radio about 10 that it was chemical spillage but that doesn't really help[/p][/quote]Why doesn't it help? It's information isn't it? If you'd heard nothing from any source, you'd still be moaning. kjd161
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9:47pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Fififlowerpot says...

makes me laugh....'no safety measures have been put in place'
then
' A safety cordon has been put in place and firefighters wearing gas suits are carrying out an inspection.
They also placed special mats over drains near the drum to prevent any of the substance entering the drain.
Specialist fire officers are on scene to identify the substance.

so safety measures were put in place!! ....looked bad this morning, school receptionist said it looked like mercury and a bit like the stuff on terminator 2 that forms into the bad guy haha!!! Glad all is well now
makes me laugh....'no safety measures have been put in place' then ' A safety cordon has been put in place and firefighters wearing gas suits are carrying out an inspection. They also placed special mats over drains near the drum to prevent any of the substance entering the drain. Specialist fire officers are on scene to identify the substance. so safety measures were put in place!! ....looked bad this morning, school receptionist said it looked like mercury and a bit like the stuff on terminator 2 that forms into the bad guy haha!!! Glad all is well now Fififlowerpot
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11:15pm Wed 12 Mar 14

mumnan says...

kjd161 wrote:
mumnan wrote:
shock of my life when I drove to the corner of New St and saw this, memories of the infamous leak at Hays Chemicals, did hear it on radio about 10 that it was chemical spillage but that doesn't really help
Why doesn't it help? It's information isn't it? If you'd heard nothing from any source, you'd still be moaning.
because I didn't hear it till I was already out who said I was moaning I didn' I just stated that I heard on radio I was in the car and had already gone different way by then because the road was blocked
[quote][p][bold]kjd161[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mumnan[/bold] wrote: shock of my life when I drove to the corner of New St and saw this, memories of the infamous leak at Hays Chemicals, did hear it on radio about 10 that it was chemical spillage but that doesn't really help[/p][/quote]Why doesn't it help? It's information isn't it? If you'd heard nothing from any source, you'd still be moaning.[/p][/quote]because I didn't hear it till I was already out who said I was moaning I didn' I just stated that I heard on radio I was in the car and had already gone different way by then because the road was blocked mumnan
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