Ramazan Eğri / Istanbul, Aug 5 () - In Tuzla Leather Organized Industrial Zone, a chemical leak was spotted in a factory’s tanker. A brownish smoke has been witnessed since the incident, while works are being carried out to clean the air and to block the chemical leak.
Istanbul Municipality recently made a statement declaring that the incident has stemmed from a perforation on a tanker filled with nitric acid and affirming that efforts continue to evacuate the chemical acid securely at a fast pace. This chemical has several side effects including to irritate human body, harm eyes and respiratory passages, according to the statement. No causalities were reported in the official statement.
Upon the leak, fire crew intervened and entered the point of leak in special uniforms protected against harming chemicals. Along with the operation in this critical part of the factory, severe security measures were taken in the scene. Workers in the factory and other surrounding buildings were evacuated from the area. Police keeps making verbal warning while patrolling and do not allow people to approach the factory more than one kilometer.