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Chemical leak at Girlsta

The hatchery at Girlsta, owned by Grieg Seafood Hjaltland.
The hatchery at Girlsta.

TWO FIRE engines were called out following a chemical leak at the Girlsta fish hatchery on Monday morning.

No one was injured in the incident, but one man was taken to hospital for a check-up and later released.

A fire service spokeswoman said the call-out was received at around 10.30am, and police established a cordon around the area.

She said fire crews wore gas-tight suits and used two sets of breathing apparatus to tackle the ozone leak, isolating the ozone system before being able to leave the scene at around 12.50pm.

The £15.5 million hatchery at Girlsta, owned by Grieg Seafood Hjaltland, was officially opened in June 2015. It produces an estimated five million juvenile salmon each year.

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