Hazardous materials team seals leaky chemical drum

November 07, 1995|By Shanon D. Murray | Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF

Workers from a hazardous-materials team spent four hours Sunday searching for a leaking drum filled with chemicals that posed an inhalation hazard at a Jessup truck stop.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which drew 30 workers from the Howard County Fire and Rescue Services hazardous material team to the Truckers Inn Truckstop in the 7400 block of Assateague Drive.

The team received a call about a chemical spill at around 1:30 p.m., said Lt. Ken Byerly, a fire spokesman. When the team arrived, members saw liquid leaking from a trailer in the parking lot.

Inside the trailer, they found 108 drums filled with fluorboric acid and stannous fluorborate acid -- corrosives that pose inhalation hazards, Lieutenant Byerly said. The team took four hours to find the leaky drum before sealing it.

Police log

North Laurel: 9100 block of Bourbon St.: The interior of a vacant apartment was vandalized after someone removed the screen from the rear window Sunday.

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