Manchester

Trafford Park chemical leak: Residents warned

Residents were warned to stay indoors after a leak of hydrochloric acid gas in Greater Manchester.

About 50 firefighters dealt with the spill at the Chemtura chemical plant on Trafford Park.

The building was evacuated and several roads in the Tenax Road area were closed as a precaution.

By late on Friday night Greater Manchester Fire Service had managed to contain the leak. There were no reports of any injuries.

Supt Chris Ullah, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "Emergency services have been working at the chemical plant at Trafford Park this evening and have isolated the leak.

"There are no reports of injuries or any people requiring medical attention.

"We are now starting to scale down the emergency service response and return normality to the area as quickly as possible.

"The cause of the leak is not yet known but will be investigated once the building is safe."

Chemtura Corporation is a global specialty chemicals company.

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