Cornelius Group can confirm that earlier today there was a spillage incident at our premises in Haverhill, Suffolk.
A valve failure on a tank containing effluent material led to the spillage which spread to the public drainage system.
We have an underground containment system on site but unfortunately its capacity was exceeded during the incident.
The spilled material is post-processing effluent that is aqueous in nature.
The emergency services were notified immediately and are on scene. The entire site has been evacuated as a precaution. No employees or members of the public were injured.
The safety of our employees and the public is paramount to Cornelius Group. We are working with authorities and emergency services to manage the situation and establish how the incident occurred.
Further information will be provided in due course.