A toxic chemical accident that occurred in Wangaratta forces the factory to stay offline until the middle of January. The chemical spill occurred on Monday the 19th. Industry inspectors have ordered machinery at the Nuplex Resins plant, where the chemical spill occurred, to be shut off until the factory is given the all clear – a rough date is said to be January the 16th 2012.

The chemical spill was a cause of concern for those in the surrounding areas. About 50 of the local residents attended a public meeting on Tuesday night at the Wareena Park hall to discuss concerns regarding the chemical leak.

The machinery parts plant will publish a report outlining the details and cause of the spill shortly.