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DP World identifies cause of container terminal hazmat incident

DP World identifies cause of container terminal hazmat incident

DP World says it’s traced the source of a hazmat incident which sent two workers from the Fairview Container Terminal in Prince Rupert to hospital Thursday morning.

The company says its incident command management team brought in an external Industrial Hygienist to conduct on-site assessments and air quality monitoring following a precautionary evacuation of the container yard.

Officials found and fixed an improperly secured ventilation hatch on a tank containing Butyl Acetate.  The chemical is commonly used as a synthetic fruit flavouring and as a solvent in the production of lacquers and other products.

The company says the hygienist declared the site safe Thursday night after further testing and air quality monitoring revealed no inhalation hazard to the neighbouring community.

The container terminal resumed operations Friday morning.

The two workers were treated and released from hospital hours after the incident Thursday.

 

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