Toxic chemical solution quickly contained in Springfield
A chemical spill in Springfield, Massachusetts, on January 19, 2012, involved 60-gallons of flammable chemicals at a local compound, reports Masslive.com.
The spill was a mixture of ethanol, butanol and formaldehyde. The chemical solution is considered to be flammable. Luckily, the leak was contained inside a concrete holding basin, and there was no immediate danger to the public.
Firefighters made the appropriate calls to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection after arriving at the scene, reports the news source.
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