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MEDIA STATEMENT Chemical Incident, Shannon, Co Clare

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Media Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Clare County Fire & Rescue Service has confirmed that a chemical incident at the Chemifloc Plant, Smithstown Industrial Estate, Shannon, Co. Clare has been contained.

Clare Chief Fire Officer Adrian Kelly, on the advice of Chemifloc chemists, also confirmed that a chemical reaction causing a gas emission at plant shortly before 4.45 p.m. today (Thursday, 20 December 2012) does not pose any public health risk.

Eight units of the fire brigade from Shannon and Ennis attended the incident. The incident has now been closed down by the Emergency Services.