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Exclusion zone set up around chemical spill in Young St

NQX Freight System on Young Street, Gladstone, where two people have been contaminated following a chemical spill.
NQX Freight System on Young Street, Gladstone, where two people have been contaminated following a chemical spill. Brenda Strong

THE cause of a chemical spill on the NQX Freight System site yesterday morning is still unknown.

An exclusion zone was set up around the spill in Young St, Gladstone shortly after the spill occurred just after 7.30am.

It's believed about 200 litres of organic phosphate was spilled, and it is currently unknown if substance was environmentally hazardous.

Five Queensland Fire and Rescue crews and Queensland's Environmental Protection Agency attended the scene, wearing splash suits and breathing apparatus.

The spill was contained, cleaned up and safe by 11.10am.

The QFRS said the spill didn't seep into waterways or into the drainage system.

There were rumours two people were being decontaminated from the spill but it is yet to be confirmed by authorities.

 

 

 

NQX Freight System on Young St, Gladstone, where an exclusion zone has been set up after a chemical spill.
NQX Freight System on Young St, Gladstone, where an exclusion zone has been set up after a chemical spill. Brenda Strong
NQX Freight System on Young Street, Gladstone, where an exclusion zone has been set up following a chemical spill.
NQX Freight System on Young Street, Gladstone, where an exclusion zone has been set up following a chemical spill. Brenda Strong

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