06/30/07 137 W - + 12 - 13 Thursday's Haz-Mat Incident

Some notes on Thursday’s haz-mat incident, compiled from media and incident reports. Tyco Healthcare / Mallinckrodt, 8801 Capital Boulevard. Approximately 15,000 gallons of sulfuric acid released at about 7:30 a.m. Spill contained primarily to concrete containment area. Cause of release under investigation, with equipment failure suspected. Due to potential for rain, which could cause vapor cloud if introduced into spill, approximate half-mile evacuation was implemented. Closures included Durant Elementary and Middle Schools and Neuse Baptist School. Residents of nearby apartment complex were advised to stay indoors. Clean-up effort lasted about 11 hours. Units on scene included Raleigh Engine 28, Engine 22, Engine 16, Engine 8, Truck 22, Air 8, Car 5, Haz-Mat 2, Haz-Mat 15, Decon 1, New Hope Engine 1, Tanker 10, Tanker 11, Wake EMS Truck 1, Wake EMS 33. Others can add to or complete the list. We’ve also been sent some pictures and will post if possible.

Rolesville Tanker 153, EMS 205, and New Hope Car One
Jb - 06/30/07 - 20:35

During the course of the incident, EMS units on-scene included EMS205, EMS101, EMS33, EMS15, EMS10, EMS16, EMS12, EMS2, and TRUCK-1.
Olson - 07/01/07 - 00:24

I believe Raleigh also called in some off duty HazMat guys.
Mike - 07/01/07 - 18:39

LADDER 20 was also on the job. RFD recalled 8 off duty haz mat tech’s to assist with cleanup duties.
Silver - 07/01/07 - 22:19

Posted contributed photos: http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/20..
Legeros - 07/01/07 - 22:27

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