Chemical spill cleared on A14

Firefighters attended the incident

Firefighters attended the incident - Credit: Archant

A small chemical spill was cleared up on the A14 westbound today.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called at about 10.30am, to an incident between junction 57 and junction 56.

Two vehicles were sent to the scene of the spill, which was located behind the Shell Garage.

A 60-metre exclusion zone was set up when it was discovered the chemical was bromine.

A spokesman for the service said: “Around 22,000 litres was being transported, and a tiny bit, only three drops were found.


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“It was an exceptionally small amount.”

Within an hour one fire engine had left the scene, while specialists cleared the scene.

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The final crew left the scene in the hands of the specialists at 2pm.

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