Chemical spill forces Newry Leisure Centre closure

editorial image

A chemical spill has forced a Leisure Centre in Newry to close.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Newry Leisure centre following a ‘plant-room failure’ which resulted in a chemical spill.

The centre was evacuated while the situation was brought under control.

In a statement Newry and Mourne District Council said: “A plant-room failure has occurred this morning in Newry Leisure Centre resulting in a chemical spill.

“Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has implemented it’s Emergency Action Procedures and is currently in liaison with it’s Health and Safety Department and relevant emergency services, who have now departed.

“Ambulance service were in attendance at Newry Leisure Centre to ensure there was no impact on staff or members of the public.

“Staff have now returned to the building with the aim of getting the facility operational as soon as possible.

“The centre will remain closed until this afternoon at the earliest, however the Council will keep customers updated through various media channels.

“Newry, Mourne and Down District Council apologise for any inconvenience caused.”