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.

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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.

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