Crews clean up an acid spill in Stafford, July 26, 2011.
Updated: Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011, 2:16 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011, 1:04 PM EDT
Stafford, Conn. (WTNH) - The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is helping to clean up a sulfamic acid spill in Stafford.
DEEP says a tractor trailer carrying three drums of sulfamic acid was traveling on Chestnut Hill Road Tuesday morning when the driver noticed a leak from the truck. The driver pulled over and called their company, who in turn called authorities.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that one drum was damaged in transportation and leaked about 30 gallons of acid. The sulfamic solution in the drum was mixed with another acid and is considered to be a weak, dilute solution and is not hazardous. The company hired an environmental contractor who is on-scene off-loading the truck.
The truck driver was decontaminated at the scene and sent to an area hospital for further evaluation.