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Hazardous Materials Incident in Hauppauge

Posted 11/16/2018

1945 hours. The Hauppauge FIre Department responds to Old Willets Path and Oser Avenue for a reported fuel spill. While en-route, units are advised that this is reported as an unknown substance on the roadway. Crews arrive to find the road surface coated in an unknown blue liquid. Roads in the immediate area are shutdown to prevent exposure and further expansion of the affected area. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety respond along with the Islip Town Haz-Mat team. An investigation determines that the substance is a a non-toxic chemical mixture used to coat vitamin supplements. Two drums of the substance fell off a truck and onto the roadway during a local delivery. Under the direction of the NYS DEC, the road surfaces were flushed and then sanded. All roads were reopened at approximately 2215 hours. There were no injuries. 




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