Chemical Leak at FL Sewage Plant

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 04:03 PM gHale


A pipe broke at a sewage treatment plant in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and leaked 400 to 600 gallons of hydrogen peroxide, officials said.

Workers are now cleaning up the spill, which occurred Monday at 5:20 p.m.

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The chemical spilled into a holding tank when the pipe broke at the sewage treatment plant. Crews worked through the night to safely remove about 400 to 600 gallons of the highly-concentrated chemical.

The biggest concern is hydrogen peroxide reacts with anything organic, said city spokesman Chaz Adams. He said HazMat crews used buckets to remove the chemical from the tank.

There were no injuries in the incident and some surrounding evacuated as a precaution.