Bensalem fire crews deal with Haz-Mat incident

Dawn Altstatt Photo- Special to Delaware Valley Crews change into protective clothing before dealing with the spill.

By Alex Lloyd Gross

Fire crews from Bensalem and Bucks County  were called to stop a hazardous material spill in an industrial section of the township April 17, 2018. There were no injuries reported.  Workers spotted some rusted 55 gallon drums that were on the property of a building on the 1400 block of Bridgewater Road.  No one could identify what was inside. They were leaking and the contents were headed to the Neshaminy Creek. Crews that worked around the spill could be seen putting on full haz-mat suits .

Additional resources were called in from the county and state to stem the flow and monitor the situation.  No evacuation of nearby homes was required.  The incident was brought under control in about 2 hours.  Heavy rain hampered the clean up due to rising waters in the Neshaminy Creek.