Chemical spill at cemetery
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:03a.m.
By 3 News online staff
The fire service has spent the morning securing a chemical spill at an Auckland graveyard.
Authorities were called to the Birkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery about 9:40am, after three 20-litre pales of chemicals were discovered at the site.
One bucket is believed to have tipped over and split.
Officials are yet to confirm the type of chemicals, but said decontamination showers were needed as a precaution.
The fire service says the area is now safe, and the chemicals will soon be disposed of.
Northern communications centre shift manager Colin Underdown says there is no reason the chemicals should have been at the site.
Police will be investigating further this afternoon.
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