Hazmat Crews At McAllen Water Treatment Plant
POSTED: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 3:55pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 7:21am
MCALLEN- Hazard teams were on the scene at the south water treatment plant in McAllen Monday. But there is no need to be alarmed, it was just a test.
Dozens of firefighters were conducting a hazmat drill at the plant located on 2501 West Expressway 83. Officials said.the drill focused on emergency response to contaminated areas working the prevention of spreading.
"We know that this facility here provides our water supply to our citizens in McAllen and we want to make sure that everyone is trained to handle a scenario like this," said Rene Alaniz of McAllen Fire Department.
The entire response plan took about two hours to coordinate, another will take place this Friday at the north plant located off North Bentsen Road.