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Sulfuric Acid Leak at Orica’s Port Kembla Site

4:33 AM MST | December 21, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Orica (Melbourne) says that on December 16, about 3000 liters-4000 liters of sulfuric acid leaked from the company’s production facility at Port Kembla in the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Orica reported the incident to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The sulfuric acid leaked from a pipeline, and it was captured within a concrete culvert and then contained within a purpose built bund, EPA says. The leak did not cause any harm to the environment, EPA says. The EPA has requested a full report from Orica. The leak follows several...

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