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100 litres of hydrochloric acid leaked in Kingston hazmat incident

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Acid like material results in hazmat incident in Kingston
A person was sent to hospital for assessment following a chemical spill inside a McAdoos Lane business, Kingston police say. – Aug 12, 2021

Emergency crews in Kingston were securing the scene of a chemical spill Thursday morning.

According to Kingston Fire and Rescue, the spill occurred around 6 a.m. inside a business on McAdoos Lane.

Read more: Kingston Fire and Rescue contains chemical spill in city’s north end

Kingston fire says that 100 litres of hydrochloric acid leaked from a container.

The building was evacuated, and although Kingston police say one person was sent to hospital for assessment, Kingston Fire says there were no injuries from the hazmat situation.

A third party contractor was called in to clean up the spill.

The Ministry of Labour and Kingston Fire and Rescue are investigating the incident.

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