‘Danger’ chemicals site sparks 999 alert

Chemical leak at factory premises in Shires Road,Brackley.'110603M-C244
Chemical leak at factory premises in Shires Road,Brackley.'110603M-C244
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AN Environment Agency investigation has been launched as Brackley residents demand to know why dangerous chemicals were left abandoned at an empty industrial unit for at least nine months.

Last Friday, the emergency services were called to the unit on the Buckingham Road Industrial Estate after workers at a neighbouring business began suffering headaches and sore eyes which they associated with strong chemical odours.

Chemical leak at factory premises in Shires Road,Brackley.'110603M-C242

Chemical leak at factory premises in Shires Road,Brackley.'110603M-C242

A spokesman for the fire service said fire crews from Brackley and Towcester, and specialist chemical teams from Northampton were called to Shires Road just before 2.30pm to reports of chemical drums leaking.

Police set up a 50m exclusion zone stopping several businesses from operating.