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

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