Chemical spill alerts local elementary school to remain inside

Published: Aug. 20, 2018 at 11:53 AM EDT
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A chemical spill at a town sewer pump station in Pulaski alerted Critzer Elementary School to stay inside until further notice.

The Pulaski County Regional Emergency Dispatch Center received a call about a chemical spill Monday morning around 8:30 a.m. When first repsonders arrived on scene, they reported approximately 50 to 100 gallons of hydrogen peroxide had leaked from a chemical storage tank.

Officials say there was no immediate threat to the surrounding neighborhood and elementary school. The Pulaski County School system was notified to have everyone at Critzer Elementary remain indoors as a precaution.

The chemical spill is now fully contained and clean-up is underway, according to officials.

Officials also say no evidence is shown of any contamination to nearby streams or groundwater.

Necessary state officials were notified and the State Hazardous Materials Team is assisting with clean-up. The clean-up is expected to take several hours.

First responders included fire departments from Pulaski, Newbern and Draper as well as REMSI, the Pulaski Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.