Hazmat Incident - Greenacre

Published: 29 Sep 2020 12:31pm

At approximately 12:30pm Fire and Rescue NSW crews were called to a rail yard on Wentworth Street, Greenacre, after receiving reports of a chemical spill.

Crews from Bankstown Fire Station and Hazardous Materials specialists from Chester Hill Fire Station arrived on scene to find a goods train carrying chemicals in eight containers, with two of the containers leaking a reactive substance.

Nearby business are currently being evacuated and an exclusion zone will then be enforced in all directions.

NSW Police are in attendance to direct traffic and assist with evacuations.

Members of the public and motorists are asked to avoid the area with Mainline Road, Turnout Drive and Cosgrove Road closed.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Stations nearby

BANKSTOWN Fire Station

353 Liverpool Road, Bankstown NSW 2200

LAKEMBA Fire Station

210 Haldon Street, Lakemba NSW 2195

CAMPSIE Fire Station

294 - 296 Beamish Street, Campsie NSW 2194