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Six thousand litres of oil spilt at Tyneside factory

Two workers have been taken to hospital after an oil spill at a Tyneside factory.

The accident happened on Wednesday afternoon when 6,000 litres of transformer oil spilled out of a fuel tank at NaREC Clothier Laboratories.

Firefighters were alerted to the spill at the Hebburn plant which is sited on Victoria Road West after a cherry picker accidently knocked off a valve from the tank.

One member of the company visited the South Tyneside District Hospital after the spilled oil got into his eyes; the other was taken as a precautionary measure.

A specialist spill containment company was called to clean up after the spill.

Larger spills can be difficult to clean due to the sheer quantity of liquid spilled. But if you need a suitable response kit for small or medium sized spills there are many different types available on the market. From spill kits that are solely used for mopping up chemical spills, to spill kits that are perfect for general use, you should be able to find a suitable spill solution.

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