Chemical spill shuts down Australian station

Chemical spill shuts down Australian station

Emergency workers were called to the Morisset station, near Sydney, around 11 a.m., after track workers noticed chemical leaking out of a private freight train, an official told the Australian Associated Press.

The tanker was leaking sodium hypochlorite -- a chemical used for cleaning -- at the rate of about five litres per minute.

The spill did not pose a risk to nearby residents as there was no chemical vapour cloud, the official said.

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