Ballarat factory evacuated after heavy metal mishap

Gabrielle Hodson
By Gabrielle Hodson
Updated June 26 2022 - 3:29am, first published 3:05am
TOXIC SPILL: Firefighters in action at the scene of Friday's mercury mishap. Picture: Lachlan Bence.

Firefighters have revealed the evacuation of an Alfredton factory on Friday was triggered by a spill of just 100ml of mercury over a four-square-metre area.


Gabrielle Hodson

Gabrielle Hodson

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