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Treatment to continue in Guys Hill community affected by chemical odour

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2014 | 8:59 AM

Personnel from the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), the Public Health Department, and the Fire Brigade are to return to the Guys Hill community in St Catherine today to continue treatment to those areas affected by a chemical odour.

Classes at the Guys Hill High School were disrupted yesterday after several students fainted as a result of chemical fumes on the school compound.

The MPM Waste Management Limited through the NSWMA has since advised that a liquid was leaked in the area from a compactor truck during waste collection.

The NSWMA says response teams visited the community yesterday and advised of treatment.

It says the process will continue today.

In the meantime, two students from the school who were affected by the odour remain in hospital.

Six have reportedly been released.


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