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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Llan firefighters attend chemical incident at Kronospan


* Kronospan at Chirk where the incident took place.

Fire cews today (Thursday) attended a chemical incident at Kronospan Ltd on Holyhead Road, Chirk.

The incident involved a chemical spillage from a road tanker arriving at the site.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service says it received the call at 10.06hrs this morning and crews from Chirk, Llangollen, Wrexham and Deeside as well as the Environmental Protection Unit and Incident Support Unit are on site dealing with the incident.

No one has been hurt in the incident.

Firefighters have been working with specialists and the chemical has now been transferred to a new tanker.

Equipment from the specialist Environmental Protection Unit was used as a precautionary measure.

Crews are currently still at the scene but the incident has now been closed.

Ian Williams, Head of Response for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Crews worked well with firefighting staff onsite to contain the spillage and were able to assist specialist staff with the transfer of the chemical to a new vehicle.

“This incident has once again demonstrates the importance of partnership working and good working practices between local companies and the emergency services.”

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