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Crews Called to Hydrogen Peroxide Leak in Fort Lauderdale

Crews in Fort Lauderdale responded to a large hydrogen peroxide leak Monday evening.

It happened at 1100 Southeast 17th Street. Approximately 400 to 600 gallons of hydrogen peroxide leaked, according to fire officials.

Three hazmat teams were called to the scene and surrounding buildings were evacuated. No injuries have been reported.

Crews said hydrogen peroxide is used in sewage systems and it appears a pipe ruptured.

Crews worked through the night to safely remove about 400 to 600 gallons of the highly-concentrated chemical.

City spokesman Chaz Adams says the biggest concern is that hydrogen peroxide reacts with anything organic. He says hazmat crews used buckets to remove the chemical from the tank.

No injuries have been reported.

Stay with NBC 6 for updates on this developing story.

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