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Fact of hydrochloric acid leakage becomes known in Penza region

17:41 | 22.11.2017 | Incidents

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Penza, 22 November 2017. PenzaNews. The leakage of hydrochloric acid occurred at the Ardym railway station in the Penza region.

Fact of hydrochloric acid leakage becomes known in Penza region

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The search and rescue fire centre received a signal about the incident on Tuesday, November 21, but the public learned about the event only now.

"Having arrived at the scene of the incident quickly, rescuers wearing personal protective equipment carried out investigation to find out the location of the acid leakage and the degree of its intensity," the press service of the Communal Affairs and Civil Protection Department of the Penza region told PenzaNews.

The department added that lighting of the scene of the incident had been organized.

"The fire fighters processed the place of the acid leakage with foam in order to reduce its concentration. Then, the rescuers installed a magnetic plaster at the damaged tank at the place of the acid leak," the press service explained.

Information about the damage caused to the environment as a result of the hazardous chemicals leak was not clarified.

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