Firefighters responded to the Charlestown Navy Yard just before noon today for a mercury spill, fire officials said.
Between two and three ounces of mercury spilled at 107 Third Ave. shortly after 11:30 a.m., fire department spokesman Steve MacDonald said.
“It’s an old grandfather clock that had some kind of mercury in its system to operate,” MacDonald said. “Whatever was holding the mercury leaked.”
“What will happen is we will work with whoever owns the building to get a cleanup company in there to clean it up,” MacDonald said.