Drum containing corrosive chemical washes up on beach

Falmouth Packet: Drum containing corrosive chemical washes up on beach Drum containing corrosive chemical washes up on beach

A drum containing a corrosive chemical has been taken away for disposal after washing up on Crantock Beach.

Firefighters from Newquay were called out this afternoon after a 25 litre drum containing Potassium Hydroxide solution washed up on the shoreline.

A spokesman said that the crew believed the sealed container still held 20 litres of Potassium Hydroxide solution.

RLNI Lifeguards assisted in bringing the drum to a safe area where it was contained within an overdrum for the local authority to collect.

The chemical can be harmful to people.

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5:11am Wed 16 Jul 14

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Indeed, chemicals are always harmful to people so we need to be very careful with these stuffs especially at home. Make our house chemical-free so we'll be confident about our family's safety. http://chemicaldispo salact.com CamiACT
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