2 Mar 2014

Chemical spill in Christcurch

3:20 pm on 2 March 2014

Hazardous materials specialists are still at the scene of chemical leak at a transport company in Christchurch.

The specialists, in protective clothing, have been smothering the chemical which escaped from a drum in a freight yard in Wigram on Sunday morning.

Firefighters are also still at the scene, as a precaution.

The fire service says it still does not know what the chemical is or what caused the leak.

Four truck company workers were taken to hospital as a precaution following exposure to the substance.