Sulfuric acid spills from rail car in SLC

May 4 2012 - 4:51pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A cleanup crew has been called to mop up a sulfuric acid spill at a Salt Lake City chemical distributor.

KSL reports that up to 1,000 gallons of the corrosive acid leaked from a rail car because of a faulty hose connection.

Authorities closed the area to traffic and evacuated the distribution center, which is owned by the German chemical company Brenntag AG.

Police say the spill is contained to a 20-foot by 8-foot area.

Sulfuric acid can cause severe burns and tissue damage. No injuries were reported from the spill. The Salt Lake City Fire Department was called shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday.

 

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