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Hazardous Spill Investigation in Weare

By ROBERT VEZINA, JR., Correspondent | January 08, 2021 | NEW HAMPSHIRE

Story No. 011121105

Weare, NH - Just after noon on Friday, January 8th, members of Weare Fire Rescue received a report of an unknown contaminant in a stream along North Stark Highway. Once on scene personnel observed a bright green substance in the stream.

“It resembled the Chicago River on Saint Patrick’s Day,” said Fire Chief Robert Vezina.

Further investigation traced the source back to a car wash establishment located on North Stark Highway and the chemicals used in the washing process. Mitigation efforts included isolating the source of the leak and containing the product that had settled along the stream's path.

NH Department of Environmental Services, Department of Transportation, and the Weare Department of Public Works assisted Weare Fire Rescue.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.