Hazardous material situation at Estes Trucking in Springfield

The incident began around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – There was a hazardous material situation in Springfield Wednesday morning, where a truck was leaking sulfuric acid.estes trucking2

Springfield Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News they were called to Estes Trucking at 305 Rocus Street at around 4:00 A.M. There, they found a tractor trailer backed into a dock of the building, with pallets of sulfuric acid on board.

The acid had eaten through the bottom of the truck, and began leaking out of the vehicle.

Leger said the spill has been contained. A private contractor is working on cleaning the acid that spilled from the truck.

Sulfuric acid is a very strong and highly corrosive acid. It has many commercial and industrial uses, including in drain cleaning, refining of oil, and fertilizer manufacturing. It is often referred to as “battery acid,” as it is perhaps most commonly known for its use in lead acid batteries.

No one was injured in the incident.

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