Dangerous chemical spill - Mascot

Published: 10 Feb 2022 06:50am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has successfully cleaned up a dangerous chemical spill near Sydney Airport this morning.

Crews were called to a security gate on Airport Drive just before 7am, where the Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service had cordoned off an unknown chemical that had leaked through wet delivery boxes.

A male worker was overcome by fumes and was treated at the scene.

FRNSW firefighters used the delivery vehicle's onboard manifest to identify the chemical as Acetoine, a flammable, solid substance, used as a food additive in a variety of products.

Two firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, carefully moved the spilt chemicals into 300-litre Hazardous Material drums, covered by other crews with fire hoses at the ready, and rendered the area safe.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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