15 Workers Sent to Hospitals After Reported Chemical Spill at Manassas Waste Facility

Hazmat crews responded and have cleared the scene, Prince William County fire officials said


Prince William County firefighters are responding to a reported chemical spill at a waste management facility in Manassas after some employees said they had trouble breathing, officials said.

Hazardous materials crews were called to a Republic Services facility in the 7900 block of Notes Drive after the spill was reported about 6:20 a.m., Prince William County Fire and Rescue officials said.

Fifteen employees were taken to hospitals with injuries that aren't considered life-threatening, officials said.

It’s unclear where the chemical came from, but it likely came from household materials that were sent to the recycling center, officials said.

Crews have since cleared the scene, officials said.

Republic Services has listed a recycling center at 7911 Notes Drive and D.C. reported it sent about 29,219 tons of refuse there in 2018.


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Other businesses in the area were not impacted, officials said. A lumber supplier and metal recycling facility are nearby.

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