Fire crews respond to EPE Corp. for haz-mat call

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Firefighters outside EPR Corp. on Harvey Road, after responding to a haz-mat call.
Firefighters outside EPE Corp. on Harvey Road, after responding to a haz-mat call.

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Fire crews responded just before 5 a.m. on Aug. 23 to a report  of a chemical release from a cleaning machine for circuit boards at EPE Corp., 645 Harvey Road.

A firefighter is decontamonated after contact with a chemical agent at EPE Corp. in Manchester.
A firefighter is decontaminated after contact with a chemical agent at EPE Corp. in Manchester.

Upon arrival the chemical release was verified and research on this chemical was conducted and confirmed. The problem was found to be an exhaust flue which had been dislodged and the machine was shut down and the chemical was contained. All air levels were monitored and ventilation was performed. No injuries were reported and all personal were decontaminated.

The primary hazard was the chemical residue throughout the lower level of the plant. District Chief Al Poulin estimated the damage at about $100,000.Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 9.12.04 AM

 

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