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Double chemical scare in adjacent Wells streets

By Wells Journal  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

  • Fire crews were called to attend two dangerous substance scares in Wells on Saturday

  • One of the cars dusted in powder

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There were two chemical scares in adjacent streets in Wells on Saturday.

Three cars in Southover were covered in what appeared to be a mysterious white powder at 1.30pm.

A cordon was put in place and roads closed while fire crews examined the scene.

It was determined that the substance was not harmful and most likely the powder from a discharged fire extinguisher.

Police are treating the incident as antisocial behaviour.

At around the same time fire crews were called upon to don full chemical protection suits after a resident's barometer fell off the wall and spilt toxic mercury at a home in Carlton Mews.

They consulted scientific experts who advised them to take the precautions before removing the liquid metal and contaminated articles from the property.

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