FIREFIGHTERS were yesterday dealing with a liquid nitrogen leak from the pipework of a silo on a South Somerset trading estate.
The alarm was raised shortly before 2pm to a site on the Bennetts Field Trading Estate in Wincanton and officers set-up an exclusion zone and evacuated surrounding properties for safety.
Crews made the site safe and by 7pm had left the scene having warmed-up the pipes to prevent a blockage of the liquid nitrogen.
Representatives of the Environment Agency and an environmental health officer were in attendance.
By Steve Sowden, Thursday 31st March 2011