Earlier today, at approximately 5:10 P.M. the Berea Fire Department was dispatched to Mastronardi Produce USA at 1000 Industrial Drive in Berea for a possible hazardous material spill. Upon arrival crews found an active spill of a container in a semi-truck trailer outside of the facility. The chemical was determined to be Nitric Acid by those investigating. Crews were able to quickly evacuate the area and contain the spill. A hazardous material team who specializes in the handling of chemicals, such as this, arrived on scene to further assist in neutralization, removal, and disposal of the spill. There are no threats posed to the community or environment. No injuries were reported by the employees or responders. The scene has been neutralized, decontaminated, and cleared by all emergency personnel.
The Berea Fire Department released the following statement regarding the spill.
“We would like to thank that all who responded to this incident. The quick thinking and training helped from making a bad situation much worse.”
“We also would like to reassure all of the surrounding community that the threat has been eliminated. The scene is completely safe at this time.”
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