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Haz-Mat team responds to formaldehyde spill at Beaver Dam facility

Formaldehyde was leaking from a “damaged 275 gallon tote container” in the facility
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Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 1:33 PM CDT
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BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WBAY) - A Haz-Mat team was called to a pet store in Beaver Dam Tuesday after about 200 gallons of formaldehyde spilled.

At about 9 a.m., Beaver Dam Fire and Rescue was called to a hazardous materials leak at Armor Animal Health at 1240 Green Valley Road.

Formaldehyde was leaking from a “damaged 275 gallon tote container” in the facility, according to the fire department.

All staff evacuated the building without harm.

Beaver Dam called in help from the Dodge County Hazardous Materials Team, Fox Lake, Juneau, Watertown and Fond du Lac.

The Haz-Mat team and firefighters plugged the leak and used kitty litter soak up the spill and contain it.

Armor Animal Health managers arranged for a crew from Chicago to clean-up the spill.

No injuries were reported, according to Beaver Dam Fire Chief Alan Mannel.

correction: This story has been corrected to reflect that the spill happened at Armor Animal Health, not Animart as initially reported. We regret the error.

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