**Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are no longer required on scene at this incident.**

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New Chum (Ipswich) – chemical leak as at 7.05pm Sun 9 Jan

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a chemical spill at an industrial site at Rhondda Road, New Chum. Crews responded to a Triple-0 call at 6:45pm Saturday, after the spill began to produce a large gas plume which is currently heading towards Blackstone, Bundamba and Ebbw Vale. Crews located multiple containers of nitric acid, several of which had ruptured. QFES currently has 11 appliances and 30 personnel onsite, including chemical scientists from the QFES scientific branch and multiple hazmat crews. Crews are working to separate the storage containers and neutralise the captured nitric acid with a large quantity of soda ash solution under the direction of QFES scientists. The chemical runoff is being captured and is not entering any waterways or land areas. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medications close by.

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New Chum (Ipswich) – chemical leak as at 2pm Sun 9 Jan

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on the scene of a chemical spill at an industrial site at Rhondda Rd, New Chum. Crews responded to a Triple-0 call at 6:45pm Saturday, after the spill began to produce a large gas plume. On arrival, crews located multiple containers of nitric acid, several of which had ruptured. QFES currently has 10 appliances and 30 personnel onsite, including chemical scientists from the QFES scientific branch and multiple hazmat crews. Crews are working to separate the storage containers and neutralise the captured nitric acid with a large quantity of soda ash solution under the direction of QFES scientists. The chemical runoff is being captured and is not entering any waterways or land areas. There is no threat to the public at this time, with the forecast north-easterly breeze dispersing the cloud across open mining area. QFES crews will remain on scene for the rest of the day.

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New Chum (Ipswich) - chemical leak as at 1am Sun 9 Jan

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a chemical leak at an industrial site off Barclay Street, New Chum. Crews are attempting to mitigate a chemical leak which is causing a plume of smoke to drift west from the site towards Blackstone, Bundamba and surrounding areas. Crews are expected to be on site for several hours. Nearby residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.