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All Clear at 13th and East Central

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Scene from earlier today as  one  bucket is examined – photo 250News

Prince George, B.C.-  RCMP say  residents forced from their homes in the area of 13th and East Central have been allowed to return.

Earlier today,  several  containers of  a liquid chemical  were discovered behind a business in the area. “We would like to thank the member of the public who  called us to investigate” says Corporal Craig Douglass, Media Liaison Officer with the Prince George RCMP.

When police responded to the site around 10 this morning,  they   determined  dealing with the  buckets was beyond their scope and called in Prince George Fire Rescue.

Although the containers were labelled  as Hydrochlor 12, a bleaching agent,  the contents did not match the label.  A third party chemical disposal  company was called in  to  safely remove and dispose  of the  contents of the buckets.  Cpl Douglass says  it may never be known  just exactly what  was in those buckets,  but  the  matter has been dealt with and  all is clear.



How can you safely remove and dispose of the contents of the buckets, if you don’t know what they are.?

    It’s called training.. Hazmat training.. There are certain chemicals that you can use to neutralize substances depending on their PH etc. Look up about basic hazmat training and you may get a slight appreciation of what they do.

I guess it wasn’t nitroglycerin.

P Val. I know you consider yourself brilliant, however if you don’t know what the substance is or their PH, etc; then the question remains, how can you dispose of it.

Also where would you dispose of it. Sewer, hole in ground, concrete bunker in the Canadian Sheild.????

Having worked for railways, trucking companies, and pulp mills, I have a good appreciation for what HazMat people do.

    The first part of dealing with a substance is finding out what it is.. One part of the training, if you can’t find out what it is you handle it with the utmost caution until you find out what it is..

    Sometimes storage, incineration, neutralization etc .. Many ways to safely dispose of a substance once you know what it is..

    I am not brilliant, but do know about hazmat and incident commanding and have been involved in numerous scenarios with our fire department.

      Actually P Val it is known as Incident Command, not Incident Commanding.

Turns out they determined that the containers contained some sort of acid and they disposed of it accordingly.

You take a incident command course and one day ( hopefully not) you may be called upon to command an incident or be involved somewhere in the command chain.. You could be incident commanding ;).

I have been to 3 IC courses put on by the Justice Institute.. Hope I never have to use it except in scenarios.

    Actually P Val I have been to the JI in Maple Ridge 4 times and TTCI in Pueblo Colorado 3 times where I earned my Hazmat Technician and Rail Car Technician status. I have probably been to 100+ incidents involving rail and highway all which involved Dangerous Good in my 21 years as an emergency responder, you?

I have only been to two.. As my company doesn’t have a incidents the CN does.. I am not hazmat certified but have heard from our employees that pueblo is excellent.. We have numerous hazmat trained employees and a few rail car techs.

Sure your not causing these incidents ? Interesting how we rarely/never hear about them? You figure you have gone to the average of 5 a year yet we haven’t heard of one yet this year. none last year either.. Are you making this up?

    They are real, Northern AB, Northern BC, Northern Sask and NWT. LOL, no I am not causing them, just have to deal with them

Rumour has it they were drug chemicals as house was busted within the last 45 days. Meth maybe?

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