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Chemical spill at Port of Brisbane




A berth at the Port of Brisbane is in lockdown following a chemical spill caused by two damaged shipping containers.

The incident occurred around 8am on Wednesday and has resulted in a 200m exclusion zone being set up around one of the berths.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) spokeswoman said scientists were trying to determine the nature of the chemicals.

About a dozen QFES emergency vehicles attended the site as a precautionary measure, she said.

“It looks like the product is in granular form has split from two damaged 20 foot containers,” the QFES spokeswoman said.

“An exclusion has been set up as a safety precaution as they assess the spill a determination site.

“They do have a lot of crews out there, and scientific…

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