Hazardous materials incident continues for more than 24 hours; Cleanup and repairs could continue through the weekend – MidJersey.News

March 17, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER) – A serious hazardous materials incident occurred yesterday involving an ammonia tank. Federal, state and local authorities, the Trenton Fire Department, TEMS, Signal 22, TPD as well as outside police departments and others responded to the incident where more than 70 people were evacuated. Repairs could last over the weekend.

City of Trenton says, yesterday, the Trenton Fire Department responded to a chemical spill on Tucker Street. With the assistance of the Trenton Police Department and Public Works, along with county, state and federal officials, more than 70 people were evacuated and taken to safety, including many people Elders of Munce Tower.

Other people evacuated the area with their families. Authorities closed all pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Tucker St. between N. Warren and N. Willow, and on N. Willow St. between Pashley and Tucker. All buildings in the area are closed, including the Henry J. Austin Pharmacy Department.

Residents who need medication are assisted by City staff. At this time, no illnesses from the spill have been reported and authorities are asking residents to avoid the area until authorities have deemed it safe. @EPA officials are watching. Thank you for your collaboration.


PDATE for Trenton residents affected by the ammonia spill on Tucker Street, especially residents of Munce Tower and their family members. While federal, state and municipal authorities are working to secure the area, we don’t know how long the block will be evacuated. It is likely that repairs and cleanup will continue throughout the weekend, and possibly into next week. All residents who were unable to take shelter with their families were given shelter by the city and no cases of illness were reported among the evacuees. For questions regarding evacuation or the status of residents, please contact the Trenton Emergency Management Office at (609) 989-4200. We appreciate your patience during this time and will continue to keep you updated by phone, the City of Trenton social media feeds and our municipal website.

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