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Mystery Chemicals Found at Central and 13th

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 @ 1:21 PM


Area of 13th and East Central  blocked off as  chemicals are removed from the area – photo 250News

Prince George B.C.- Prince George Fire Rescue crews in hazmat suits are on scene at East Central and 13th Avenue, dealing with some buckets of  liquid.

RCMP Media Liaison Corporal Craig Douglass says RCMP  were called  to the scene around 10 this morning when some buckets were discovered behind a business at 13th and Central East.

“When officers arrived they determined the matter was beyond their scope  and called Prince George Fire Rescue to assist.”hazmat

The buckets were labelled as containing  Hypochlorite 12, a bleaching and  disinfectant agent,  but Cpl. Douglass says  the contents don’t appear to match the labels. “Exercising an abundance of caution,  residences in the  immediate area have been evacuated.”  he says  as many as ten homes have been cleared  to be on the safe side.

While the buckets do contain a liquid,    just what the liquid is has yet to be determined.  A third party company which  disposes of hazardous chemicals has been called to the scene.

Cpl. Douglass says it will be at least another couple of hours before the material has been safely removed and people can return to their homes.


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