21 Dec 2010

'Nasty' chemical spill in Mount Maunganui

10:00 pm on 21 December 2010

Firefighters are at the scene of what they say is quite a nasty chemical spill in Mount Maunganui.

They say the spill, at Orica Chemnet, was reported sometime after 3pm on Tuesday afternoon.

A Fire Service spokesperson says the area was evacuated after hydrogen peroxide got mixed with some kind of organic substance.

It says chemists are on site getting test samples and the source of the leak has been isolated.