Manitoba

Chemical spill cleaned up at Inkster Industrial Park

Hazardous materials crews in Winnipeg have finished cleaning up a chemical spill in the Inkster Industrial Park.
Emergency crews investigate a chemical spill at Smooth Freight on Milner Street, in Winnipeg's Inkster Industrial Park, on Tuesday afternoon. The spill has since been cleaned up. (Jaison Empson/CBC)

Hazardous materials crews in Winnipeg have finished cleaning up a chemical spill in the Inkster Industrial Park this afternoon.

Emergency personnel were called to Smooth Freight on Milner Street shortly after 2 p.m. CT Tuesday, after a forklift punctured a container full of a cleaning chemical.

A City of Winnipeg spokesperson told CBC News that about 662 litres (175 gallons) of sodium bisulfate leaked onto the ground, but it was soaked up with sawdust.

No one was injured in the incident, and none of the chemical reached any nearby sewers.

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