SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Fire officials in Southington say they are responding to a large hazmat incident at Light Metals Coloring Company Wednesday night.
The Fire Department, DEEP and EPA are all on scene, town officials have been notified and the Coast Guard has been called to the scene. Fire officials say around 10:30 a.m., around 400 gallons of Hexavalent chromium leaked and made its way into a wetland area behind the facility.
DEEP tells News 8 that 300 of the 400 gallons made its way into the Quinnipiac River. Officials will be on scene all night digging up the area behind the facility, as well as the river.
Officials say Clean Harbors has been on scene flushing hazards out of the wetlands.Stay with News 8 for updates.