2004 November: Mackay (Qld) Pesticide spill. Pesticide: Bifenthrim

Pesticide Spill – Nebo Road (Daily Mercury) November 26 2004

SOUTH-BOUND traffic on Nebo Road slowed to a crawl yesterday morning after a collision between a sedan and a tray-back ute carrying pesticide.

The accident happened about 9.40am, opposite the Lantern Motor Inn and the Shell service station.

A 20-litre drum of Byfentrum [Bifenthrin?] (a pesticide similar to Aerogard) spilt onto the road in the collision and police restricted public access to the area until 11.10am, when it was declared safe.

The chemical was cleared by council workers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Police and ambulance officers also attended, with ambulance workers treating one person for a minor injury.

No-one was taken to hospital.

Also yesterday, a two-vehicle accident occurred on Sydney Street, outside Coles Supermarket, at 8.15am. No-one was injured.