The Port of Los Angeles was operating normally Friday after the leak of a corrosive substance from a shipping container was swiftly taken care of by a Haz-Mat team of firefighters.
The leak and subsequent response caused “minimal disruption” after it was reported at 3:20 p.m. Thursday at Berth 406 near Navy Way on Terminal Island, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
A hazardous materials crew entered the container and took samples of the 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 for a private company to complete the clean-up, Scott said.
Phillip Sanfield of the Port of Los Angeles identified the chemical as ethanolamine. There was “minimal disruption to the terminal,” Sanfield said.
–City News Service