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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:34 am 
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Anyone know exactly what happened in Coldharbour lane Friday evening (17:00).

Police were telling people that it was closed from Wilkinsons to Kwik-Fit due to an acid leak. I was told there were no cars but about 6 to 10 buses caught up within the sealed off section.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:27 am 
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Seems not!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:23 am 
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It actually appeared on the Gazette pages yesterday.

It seems a 'cyclist' dropped half a pint of "acid" which gave off some steam/smoke so they closed the road and called out everyone except the bomb squad by all accounts !

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Hayes town closed off after 'acid spillage'
Feb 11 2013 By Jack Griffith
A MINOR acid spillage caused pandemonium in Hayes town on Friday last week.
The fire brigade was called to the spillage in Coldharbour Lane, close to the junction of Hunter's Grove, Hayes, just after 5pm.
Around half a pint of the unknown substance was dropped.
Two fire engines and a fire rescue unit from Hayes station attended, and they used sand and water to safely wash the chemicals away.
The road, one of Hayes's main shopping parades, was closed by police.
Witness Imfar Sairally, who contributed the picture, was on his way home at the time.
"My wife works on Coldharbour Lane, and she said that somebody on a bike dropped the container with the acid on the road.
"I saw it smoking, and lots of people gathered round to see what was going on."
The Environment Agency were notified, but were not required at the scene.
Hillingdon Council removed the waste.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:41 pm 
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How odd that you can carry acid around ??


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:55 am 
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chris_guest wrote:
How odd that you can carry acid around ??


It might be odd theses days Chris but I can remember carrying our wireless accumulator round to the garage in Station Road for charging and bringing a charged one back home.
I was probably about 7 at the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:51 pm 
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chris_guest wrote:
How odd that you can carry acid around ??




There's a safe bet, the acid was taken from there work place, i bet there was some awkward questions asked the next day.

I wonder if they still have a job?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:13 pm 
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I don't think a bicycle is the preferred method of transporting hazardous chemicals, but it's one way of giving people jobs. How many cyclists would you need to replace one truck driver? :)


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