Stockpile of Chemicals Potentially Dangerous

A Dunedin woman was fined $25,000 after admitting to improper storage of 778 litres of acetone, isopropyl alcohol and EMA in the basement of her home.

These chemicals are flammable and because of the quantity, posed an explosive risk.

It is illegal to store chemicals in New Zealand unless you are an approved handler and have an approved hazardous substance location.