Chemical spill slows commute

Greenwich, Conn. (WTNH) – A tractor trailer leaking a chemical used to clean wastewater caused some problems on the northbound side of I-95 between exits two and three in Greenwich this morning.

The rig was hauling about 34 hundred gallons of a ferric chloride solution, when the driver was alerted that some of the chemical was leaking from a rear valve of the truck. About fifty gallons of the solution spilled before the driver was able to pull into the containment area at a weigh station off of the highway. The Department of Energy and Environmental Emergency Response unit  was brought in to clean up spill.

The truck was operated by Kuhnle Brothers Incorporated out of Newbury, Ohio. Despite the spill, state troopers did not have to close the highway.

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