Officials: Chemical runoff from Freeport fire was contained

Freeport fire department responded to a building fire

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Freeport fire department responded to a building fire at The George Basc Co. located at 19 Hanse Ave in Freeport. (Credit: Photo by Bill Bennett)

Chemical runoff from a Thursday fire at a Freeport factory that manufactures a metal-polishing agent was contained to the company's property and roadway and did not get into storm drains or a nearby canal, Nassau County fire authorities said.

The Nassau County Fire Marshal's Office and fire investigators were concerned that runoff from a morning fire at the George Basch Co., 19 Hanse Ave.,...

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