Advertisement

Manildra Starch Shoalhaven explosion

July 17, 2023 9:55 am in by

An explosion at Shoalhaven’s Manildra Starch has been felt by residents for kilometres around the plant.

Police and NSW Fire and Rescue raced to Bomaderry after reports of an explosion at about 10.50pm on Sunday.

A NSW Fire and Rescue spokesperson said the explosion happened in the plant’s Gluton Dryer.

Article continues after this ad
Advertisement

Three Shoalhaven Fire and Rescue Crews including the Hazmat unit responded to the emergency call out.

Fortunately no-one was injured but residents reported windows and doors were rattled by the force of the blast.

Resident Tanya said ” The whole house shook and it sounded like it was just out the front in the yard, it was very very loud and I thought a bomb had gone off.

“I ran to the window expecting a truck or something to be on fire but there was nothing, it was very scary,” she said.

The plant reported sustained minor damage.

Article continues after this ad
Advertisement
Advertisement

Keep up to date

Sign up for our newsletter