Hazmat team assists in acid spill clean up in Waiakea
Thursday the Hawaii County Fire Department (HFD) responded to an acid spill in Waiakea.
Fire officials say hydrogen chloride acid spilled from containers at a freight forwarding company on Maka'ala Street.
Nine total units were on scene, including a Hazmat, ladder and four engines. Self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) were used to perform an initial survey and confirm the product and spill area.
Personnel used absorbant and a base to neutralize the acid.
Once the scene was stabilized, HFD says it was handed over to the business to work with a decontamination contractor.