Firefighters declare 'all clear' on hazardous materials incident - Alexandria

Published: 27 Jul 2022 04:18pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Hazardous Materials experts have rendered safe the scene of a chemical scare this afternoon at Alexandria in inner Sydney.

Three FRNSW crews from Alexandria and Newtown fire stations rushed to an industrial property in Bourke Road around 12.15pm.

Hazardous Materials crews were told staff at the plant had accidentally mixed hydrogen peroxide with a large volume of sulphuric acid.

100 employees self-evacuated as firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus and splash suits, established a protective zone and entered the site.

They determined there was no spillage of the chemicals and atmospheric monitors returned a zero reading, ruling out any possible dangerous vapour cloud.

Just before 2pm, the site was declared safe and the employees allowed to return to work without further incident.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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