Andrew Madden, Head of Supply chain at Sharp’s Brewery, said:
“At approx. 7:20am on Monday 10th August under a 1,000 litres of hydrochloric acid was spilled within the brewery premises in Rock, Cornwall which has been fully contained to site.
There is no risk to the wider community or environment and there were no injuries. Our team immediately deployed all the well-rehearsed, necessary measures for an incident of this type and followed all guidelines and procedures as appropriate. As a precautionary measure, and in line with these procedures, we alerted the emergency services, and the relevant authorities including the Environment Agency and Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service, who immediately attended site, confirmed containment and with whom we are collectively working through the post-incident process.
I would like to thank my team for their immediate, and exemplary, action on this incident and also thank the emergency services for their swift action and assistance".