A Napier street was evacuated and a health warning issued after a Hawke’s Bay business spilt 100 litres of hydrochloric acid into a storm water system that flows into Ahuriri Estuary. The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council issued the warning on social media after the spill on Friday, in the Thames St area, which has then entered the storm water system and into the Tyne St drain. Signs have been erected to warn the public to stay out of the water at the estuary, until further notice. Medical Officer of Health Dr Nicholas Jones said people should avoid water contact in the area and anyone suffering any related health-effects should contact Healthline or see their GP. Napier City Council said Thames St was closed and was being evacuated, following the spill by Galvanising Hawke’s Bay. The cordon has since been lifted. READ MORE:Napier residents can flush toilets at will again – emergency discharge avertedWastewater poured into Napier estuary by council again due to failing systemCow faeces contributed to the contamination of Napier’s Pandora Pond The Regional Council’s pollution response team, NCC’s environmental solutions team, City Services, Fire and Emergency and Beard’s Environmental are on site and the public has been asked… Read full this story
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