Hazmat Team Responds to Wis. Chemical Spill


The Madison Fire Department Hazardous Material Team responded to a report of a chemical spill in Waunakee on Monday morning.

The Waunakee Fire Department called the Madison Fire Department Hazmat team just after 7 a.m. to assist at Scientific Protein Laboratories at 700 East Main Street for a spill.

A worker removed a valve from a 5,000 gallon storage tank, which he thought was empty, but the tank contained 4,500 gallons of Isopropyl Alcohol.

The alcohol spilled into an exterior 15,000 gallon catch basin, which caught all of the contents.

The Madison Fire Department Hazmat Team and Waunakee firefighters entered the building in firefighting gear with self-contained breathing apparatus to monitor the atmosphere and deemed the area safe. Workers were allowed back into the building.

There was no environmental damage or harm to the community.

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