Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Firefighters contained a corrosive substance that leaked from a shipping container at Terminal Island Thursday.

The leak was reported at 3:20 p.m. at Berth 406 near Navy Way, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A hazardous materials crew entered the container and took samples of the unknown substance, which was slowly leaking from drums on pallets inside a 40- foot container, Scott said.

The crew contained and stopped the leak then wrapped the container so it could be moved to a safe location where a private cleanup company was to complete the clean-up, Scott said.

–City News Service

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