Cornelius Group deeply regrets to inform the public about a recent spillage incident that occurred earlier today at our premises in Haverhill, Suffolk. Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our employees and the local community, and we are committed to addressing the situation promptly and responsibly.

The spillage incident was triggered by an unfortunate valve failure on a tank containing effluent material, resulting in the release of the substance. The spillage subsequently spread to the public drainage system, causing additional concerns. While our site is equipped with an underground containment system designed to handle such incidents, the volume of the spillage exceeded its capacity during this particular occurrence.

We want to assure everyone that the material involved in the spillage is post-processing effluent, and it is primarily aqueous in nature. This means that the substance is predominantly water-based, minimising the risk of immediate harm to the environment or human health. However, we understand the importance of proper handling and containment to prevent any potential long-term effects.

Immediately following the incident, the appropriate authorities and emergency services were alerted and promptly arrived on the scene. As a precautionary measure, the entire site was evacuated to ensure the safety of our employees and the public. Thankfully, no injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

Cornelius Group is actively cooperating with the authorities and emergency services to effectively manage the situation and determine the root cause of the incident. Our dedicated team is working diligently to assess the extent of the spillage, initiate appropriate clean-up measures, and prevent any further impact on the surrounding environment.

We understand the community’s concerns and wish to assure everyone that we take this incident very seriously. We will provide regular updates as more information becomes available regarding the incident, including the progress of the clean-up efforts and any additional measures being taken to prevent future occurrences.