Hazardous ink leak is an artistic accident

Ink spillage
Image: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

This vibrant puddle might look a surreal art installation, but you wouldn't want to go splashing around in it. That's because it's actually a hazardous 5,000 litre ink spillage. Just think of how many ink drawings you could create with that.

The image above was snapped by the team at Kent Fire and Rescue Service as they responded to a recent call to a print manufacturer in Dartford, Kent. And although the glossy pool of red, blue and yellow inks is mesmerising to look at, it posed a serious risk to local water supplies due to the harmful chemicals it contained.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.