Refrigerant Leak Blamed For Hazmat At Rowley Market Basket

A refrigerant leak in a freezer at the Market Basket supermarket on the Newburyport Turnpike in Rowley sent at eight people to the hospital, but with no serious injuries, said officials Thursday.

Just after 3 p.m., public safety officials responded to the supermarket's call about an odor of gas. As a precaution, officials evacuated the entire strip mall where the store is located. A state hazmat team also responded, and emergency medical services evaluated another two dozen people.

Rowley is located on the North Shore, near Newbury and Georgetown.

This article was originally published on September 05, 2019.


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