Singapore conducts chemical spill emergency exercise in Tuas

Singapore conducts chemical spill emergency exercise in Tuas

Singapore - The National Environment Agency (NEA) has worked together with the Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia to conduct an emergency response exercise on tackling chemical spills at the Tuas Second Link on Thursday.

The simulated exercise involved a hazardous chemical tanker, a lorry, a mini- bus and a car on the Tuas Second Crossing.

The hazardous chemical tanker was carrying ammonium hydroxide and the lorry was transporting drums of hydrochloric acid. The collision between the hazardous chemical tanker and the mini-bus resulted in the spillage of ammonium hydroxide onto the road.

The first accident caused a secondary collision involving a lorry and a car. Drums of hydrochloric acid rolled off the lorry and fell into the sea.

A total of 24 agencies and companies from both countries were involved in the exercise.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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