Chemical leak forces factory workers to evacuate in Malaysia

Chemical Spill Alert

A chemical leak at the NHK Manufacturing factory has forced 90 workers to evacuate the building for about three hours today. The Fire and Rescue Department called for the evacuation as a precaution due to the potential exposure associated with the 2,000 litres hydrogen peroxide release. No injuries were reported. Rescue operation deputy director Ahmad Mukhlis Mukhtar said the department received an emergency call at 11.05am and two fire engines including a hazmat team were dispatched to the scene. “The leak was from a chemical storage tank. The hazmat team was tasked to transfer the chemical to other containers from the original tank. “We will hand over the factory to the owner after the operation,” he said when met at the site. Mukhlis added the chemical did not spread to the vicinity of residential areas. He said the cause of leakage was still under investigation.
Courtesy of nst.com.my

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