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Hazmat leak in Matraville

Published: 6th October 2008

Firefighters responded to a hazardous materials leak this afternoon in an industrial park on Denison Street, Matraville. Fire crews from Matraville, Botany, Hazmat specialists from Alexandria and the Duty Commander arrived to find a leak from a pipe with the water suppression protection system in operation. Six people were evacuated from the immediate area and one person was taken to hospital. Firefighters in fully encapsulated gas suits under the protection of the deluge system and a water spray from fire hoses accessed an isolation valve stopping the leak. Hazmat crews monitored the surrounding atmosphere and all run-off water was contained.