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Fire crews called to acid spill at church car park
5:35pm Saturday 14th December 2013 in News
ACID was spilt from a container in a church car park in Faringdon this morning.
Fire crews were called to the United Church off Gravel Walk at around 10am by members of the public who had seen the chemical spill.
Two fire engines attended from Faringdon and Oxford along with a specialist officer.
They were able to contain and clear up the 25 litres of hydrochloric acid from the car park wearing protective equipment.
Incident Commander Station Manager Mike Adcock said the quick action of members of the public in calling the Fire and Rescue Service, enabled them to arrive promptly and deal with the spill.
He added: "Should members of public come across containers or drums with chemicals in, then the best course of action is to leave the chemical in the container or drum and seek further advice."
He said nobody was injured.