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Cordon lifted after Felixstowe chemical spill

PUBLISHED: 13:36 07 October 2019 | UPDATED: 15:42 07 October 2019

An area near the Port of Felixstowe has been cordoned off following a material leak Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

An area near the Port of Felixstowe has been cordoned off following a material leak Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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An area near the Port of Felixstowe has re-opened after authorities dealt with a chemical leaking from containers.

Nine vehicles from the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene in Dooley Road, shortly before 12pm Monday, October 7.

Five 200-litre shipping containers are understood to have leaked a material onto the site, prompting the Denholm Handling warehouse to be evacuated.

Dock Road and Dooley Road were closed for two hours.

A spokesman for the fire service confirmed a 50-metre precautionary cordon was put in place while crews remained on scene and monitored the risk of wind.

Environmental Health were also made aware, although the spokesman confirmed the leak did not prove a threat to public health.

Crews stood down at 2.40pm.

Denholm Handling were unable to provide further information.

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