Hazardous Waste Leak in Lawrence

Bags of Sodium Flourosilicate sits piled up nearly five feet high in a back room of the old water treatement plant on Water Street just yards away from the Merrimack River. The room and everything in it is covered in what looks like snow, but is actually a dangerous and corrosive Sodium Flourosilicate chemical from broken bags of the substance. Above right, 50 gallon drums of toxic chemicals illegally stored at the plant.