Commercial Block Cleared in Oakland Park To Deal With Small Spill

The spilled chemical was successfully cooled, Oakland Park's fire chief said

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012  |  Updated 6:08 PM EDT
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Spill Contained in Oakland Park

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An aerial shot of the spill site.

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The 1100 block of NE 45th Street in Oakland Park was closed off Tuesday afternoon after a business reported a small spill of “carbamide peroxide,” but the chemical was successfully cooled by applying carbon dioxide and dry ice, officials said.

A business near the intersection of NE 12th Terrace reported that less than one gallon was spilled, and Oakland Park Fire Rescue set up a Hazmat scene at 1:16 p.m., aided by Sunrise and BSO firefighters, according to Oakland Park Fire Chief Donald Widing.

Widing said the warehouse where the spill occurred will remain secured "for an undetermined period," as a private chemical spill contractor is brought in to handle it.

Widing said the undisclosed business owner will be charged for the hazmat response, and that his department and the Department of Environmental Protection will continue to investigate.

No injuries were reported.

Businesses within 300 feet were evacuated as a precaution, Oakland Park spokesman David Rafter said.

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