Sulphuric acid spill draws crews to Hwy 3B

Trail Champion
By Trail Champion
May 24th, 2018

An acid spill drew emergency crews to Hwy 3B yesterday, according to KBRFR Cpt. Grant Tyson.

In a media release issued this morning, Tyson said, “a truck hauling sulfuric acid had some spills along Hwy 3B. Starting at Highway 3B and Rossland Avenue and continuing to the west entrance of Glenmerry, where the truck came to a stop.

“Teck’s Emergency Response team along with the Teck Fire Department were on scene and dealt with the spilled acid.”

Zoe LeParque, communications manager for RTL-Westcan Group of Companies (owners of the truck in question), offered the following statement this afternoon:

“Initial findings indicate that the cause of the incident was a gasket failure on the trailer unit and was unrelated to the release that occurred on April 10. As the incident is still under investigation, we will not be speculating or providing any additional comment at this time.”

Three Trail Firefighters responded to the call.



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