1998 April: Chemical Spill Branxton NSW. Pesticide: (Azodrin) Monocrotophos

Chemical Spill Forces Branxton Home Evacuations

Newcastle Herald Wednesday April 1, 1998

SEVERAL Branxton houses were evacuated last night when a truck carrying pails of chemical insecticide overturned south of the town.

The accident happened on Main Rd at 7.30pm and the road was closed for several hours.

People evacuated were staying with neighbours.

The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Seven firefighting units, two ambulance crews and police attended, and ambulance crews were to remain on standby throughout the night.

The truck was carrying 60 20-litre pails of the organophosphate insecticide azodrin.

Representatives from the manufacturers, Cyanomide, were travelling to the scene late last night.