Hazmat crews working acid leak near Gwinnett Medical Center

7:03 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett Fire and Hazmat crews are near Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, where acid leaked from a delivery box truck on Tuesday afternoon.

Lt. Colin Rhoden said crews arrived to the scene just before 3:30, and found that three people were exposed to the substance, which they found to be liquid hydrofluoric acid. Those three people were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for decontamination treatment.

The spill happened at Springfield Park on Duluth Highway, which houses an off-site warehouse for Gwinnett Medical, according to a spokeswoman for the hospital.

Rhoden said when the Hazmat Crew identified the leaking substance, they suited team members in level "A" suits, who went into the delivery truck to find out if the leak was still happening. There was a drum on its side with the acid leaking out of it.

The crew restored the container to lessen the leak.

Rhoden said they are now waiting for help from a clean-up company.

 

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