Emergency services called to deal with chemical spillage

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A multi-agency clean up was required when about 1,100l of ethanol spilt while it was being unloaded at a farm in Brooke near Oakham.

Fire services were called to the scene, about half a mile off Oakham Road, at about 10.40am yesterday (Tuesday) when eight 200l drums of ethanol were discovered to be split when the steal container the drums were being delivered in was opened.

The lorry was carrying 64 drums of the colourless liquid.

Two fire crews from Oakham, a hazardous environmental unit attended the scene as well as police, ambulance crews and the Environment Agency.

Rutland County Council were also informed of the incident.

Fire services controlled the leak with a boom to prevent the leakage of ethanol and water being contaminated.

A specialist clean-up company from Yorkshire were called to deal with the chemical spillage and took over from fire services.

Police briefly closed roads around Brooke to allow access for emergency services.

No one was injured during the incident.