Chemical spillage from stolen tanker in Elland

Pharmaceutical waste spilled onto the road from a stolen tanker in West Yorkshire.

A concerned member of the community alerted West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to the chemical spillage in Elland, just before 12.45pm today (June 26).

A tanker, which the fire brigade said was stolen, contained a flammable liquid that was pharmaceutical waste and residual spilled onto Old Power Way.

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Appliances from Rastrick and Dewsbury stations attended, along with specialist hazardous materials officers.

The owner of the stolen tanker was contacted and removed the vehicle.

And a specialist waste contractor cleaned the fluid off the street.