Chemical Spill Scare at Oakland Port
The hazardous materials unit of the Oakland Fire Department responded yesterday to an acid spill from a shipping container at the Port of Oakland.
As informed by the fire department, the 40-foot shipping container was leaking corrosive materials of HazMat 1, 2, 3, E3 types.
The container sprung a leak of about 100 gallons of a mix of nitric and phosphoric acids, according to the fire department.
However, the spill was small and was handled by the on-site crews that managed to prevent the leak from spreading.
There were no injuries reported.
World Maritime News Staff