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Pond Road Residents Told to Remain Indoors, Shut Windows due to Chemical Spill

Norwalk, Trumbull, and Fairfield County hazmats are assisting with decontamination.


 

 

***For the full story go here: http://patch.com/A-tZcS***

UPDATE: 11:36 am: Residents in the Pond Road Area are being asked to stay indoors and close their windows according to a report from the scene.

Original story:

A "small" chemical spill has occured on the residential neighborhood of 26* Pond Road, according to the Wilton Fire Department. 

Police scanner reports indicate that no one has been injured and that sodium sulfate and calcium peroxide have been injected into the ground as a decontaminant**. Fairfield County and Norwalk hazmat are on the scene. Trumbull will be providing a decontaminantion unit, according to scanner reports. 

More updates forthcoming as they are available. 

*Previously reported as 20 Pond Road; this was innaccurate, as the incident has occured at 26 Pond Road. 

**To clarify:  

Rational Wilton Mom June 11, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Wow! Chemical spill! Hazmat! As a resident on a road very nearby Pond Road, I am most certainly concerned. Do we know what chemical was spilled and in what quantity? Do we know what directions the aquifers flow and which wells on which roads may be comprised? Pond Road has a very high water table. Perhaps the health department needs to contacts residents and provide information which may prevent us from getting seriously ill.
Lfrankw June 11, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Please tell us which chemical (s) spilled, the quantity, and how. Why isnt this information in the report?
Sushi June 11, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Because they are doing "damage control" both literally and figuratively and don't want lawsuits. But I smell lawsuits and plenty of Fairfield County lawyers are sharpening their pencils and their fangs right about now. Sometimes, the effects don't show up for years from haz/mat spills. Ellen Brockovich, where are you when you're needed most?!!
Craig Donofrio June 11, 2012 at 07:39 PM
That information can be found here: http://patch.com/A-tZcS
Rational Wilton Mom June 12, 2012 at 12:12 AM
The only true information in that article is about the "containment" chemicals that were put into the ground and not the chemicals which brought out Hazmat and forced road closure. I tried calling the health dept, environmental dept, and Mr. Brennan's office, and was greeted with recorded messages. The fire department, because they have to, did answer the phone but put me through to a recorded message from the Chief asking for me t oleave a message. Please, Mr. Donofrio, show your investigative skills as a reporter, and tell us the what and the how much of this spill. Please.

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