Hazmat Techs Stop Attleboro Sulfuric Acid Leak
ATTLEBORO — A hazardous chemical leak Friday morning that saw around 5,000 gallons of sulfuric acid spill out of a rail car at an Attleboro company has been stopped.
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services spokesperson Jake Wark stated that earlier today, a rail car containing 13,000 gallons of pressurized sulfuric acid pulled up next to an Attleboro chemical company for delivery.
But a hose failure caused a large leak, spilling hazardous contents around the area.
Emergency crews and hazmat techs depressurized the tank by offloading some of its contents.
The techs were then able to access the top of the car to shut off a valve and stop the leak, Wark stated.
Wark said the incident's danger level has now been downgraded and technicians will remain on scene until a cleanup company has assessed the spill.