A delivery to Glasgow Medical Center did not go according to plan.
That led to the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, the New Castle County Hazardous Materials Decontamination Team, and New Castle County Paramedics being dispatched medical center at 2600 Glasgow Avenue, Newark.
A caller from the medical center reported they were scheduled to receive a delivery of toxic chemicals only to have the delivery driver tell them the chemical container had leaked in the truck and had been discarded. The delivery driver left before crews arrived..
Aetna reported that a maintenance worker from the neighboring People’s Plaza Shopping Center advised that he had found a leaking package on a dumpster behind the shopping center addressed to Glasgow Medical Center. The chemical was later identified as Rapicide PA, a clear liquid high-level disinfectant solution that can cause respiratory tract irritation if inhaled and skin irritation after contact.
Fire department personnel with officials from the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control were able to locate the driver. DNREC personnel were sent to Chapman Woods Townhouses with the Christiana Fire Company to investigate the spill further.
The scene was cleared at 5:43 p.m. The incident is being investigated by DNREC.