When the leak in the tractor-trailer was discovered, a portion of Highway 22 was closed while teams scanned for additional spills.
For third time this year, emergency crews, including the RCMP, firefighters and industrial cleanup teams, were pressed into action Saturday near Trail after a tractor-trailer was spotted leaking sulphuric acid.
The Trimac Transportation Ltd truck and trailer was contracted by International Raw Materials Ltd. (IRM) to carry sulphuric acid between Teck Trail Operations and the Quirk Siding Reload Centre in Waneta.
In a statement from International Raw Materials, it was after the truck had unloaded its product that a “small sulphuric acid drip” was noticed.
The company says a small volume of less than one cup was found on site at the truck-to-train transfer station and three dime-sized drips were found on 7-Mile Dam Road adjacent to the reload centre.
A portion of Highway 22 was closed while the Teck Emergency Response Team and the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Service scanned the truck’s route for additional spills.
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