Firefighters find 1,000 litres in Royston road after chemical spill

Crews from Royston, Baldock and a decontamination unit from Hemel Hempstead were called to Orchard a

Crews from Royston, Baldock and a decontamination unit from Hemel Hempstead were called to Orchard after a large chemical spill. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters and the Environment Agency were called to Royston yesterday after a large chemical spill in the road.

Crews from Royston, Baldock and a decontamination unit from Hemel Hempstead were called at about 12.30pm after 1,000 litres of a chemical was spilt in Orchard Road.

Firefighters stopped the chemical from entering the drains until the arrival of the Environment Agency.