Hazmat Situation Causes Evacuation
People in Gloucester, Massachusetts were evacuated from their homes due to a hazmat situation. Acid fumes from a bath of nitric acid formed. The hazardous material substance is widely used for the removal of metal coatings. The people who were evacuated from their homes in Gloucester, were back home by Wednesday afternoon. VDEM Hazmat officer Todd Cannon stated that the hazardous material was vulnerable to heat and a heat source must have struck the hazmat storage building that it was being contained in and caused the hazardous material to overheat. The company that was housing the hazardous material is undergoing investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the investigation has been ongoing since an inspection in 2010.
The EPA states that every record of the business from year 2010 states that the company, Advanced Finishing Systems, has been out of the compliance regulations every quarter. People living in the surrounding areas of the hazardous material building had to be evacuated for precautionary reasons.
Hazmat teams closed down streets and began to set up their tents. Hazmat officials stated that their hazmat crews wear heavy-duty suits that do not allow any vapor in because there are unexpected risks that go along with the inspection of hazardous materials. The company will begin to face fines from the EPA after the inspection is resolved.
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