ADAMS CENTER, N.Y. -- A chemical spill at Hi-Lite Markings in Adams Center kept emergency crews busy for hours Saturday morning.
Crews were called to the business after an employee noticed a 55 gallon drum filled with a product called Styrene was leaking. Hazmat teams, including the state DEC spill response, were called to the scene.
Before going into the garage, where the product was said to be leaking, a decontamination area was set up and firefighters suited up, bBut they say the product was not hazardous to the public.
Officials tell us this was a situation that was handled well by everyone.
"You know, there are a lot of people involved in the entry because everyone who goes in has to have a safety team backing them up and that is the same way with decon. You have your support people out here. There are a lot of people involved in this," said Bob Simpson, Jefferson County Deputy Fire Coordinator.
A hazardous material cleaning team was brought in from Syracuse to remove the drum and decontaminate the area.