UK: Diageo distillery reopens after acid spill
Diageo reopens Cameronbridge distillery
Diageo has restarted operations at its Cameronbridge distillery in Scotland, following an acid spill at the site.
Workers at the facility were evacuated early on Monday (15 August) after a nitric acid spill forced Diageo to shut down operations at the Fife-based site. However, a spokesperson for the Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff distiller told just-drinks today that the group has restarted production and that all workers returned to their posts yesterday.
"An investigation into the root cause of the incident is now underway and we will follow through on all necessary improvements and recommendations," the spokesperson said. "There was no environmental impact or injuries as a result of the leak," she added. "Diageo staff and our contractors all worked extremely effectively to contain the spillage."
Cameronbridge grain distillery is capable of producing around 30m litres of spirit annually. It is one of Scotland's largest whisky distilleries and is key to Diageo's grain whisky requirements.
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