Thursday, August 30, 2012
Gwinnett Fire, Police and HazMat units have turned over the incident to clean-up company Hepaco.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Update, 2:15 p.m. At around 1:45 p.m., Gwinnett Fire turned over the incident to clean-up company Hepaco on the Jimmy Carter Boulevard ramp form I-85 North. "The clean-up operation is not expected to take very long to complete," said fire spokesman Ct. Tommy Rutledge in a press release. Police and a Department of Transportation HERO unit are still at the scene for traffic control since one lane of the ramp has been re-opened. According the release, the spill of industrial soap was less than 30 gallons and appears to be accidental. It is believed it was erupted from a cap on the tanker, but it's unknown as to how it began leaking. The soap's main ingredient is Naptha, a flammable substance that firefighters were able to quickly identify. …
Gwinnett police, fire and hazmat units are on the scene near Jimmy Carter Boulevard in unincorporated Norcross.
This story has been updated. Click here for the full article. --- A chemical spill on the I-85 Northbound ramp from Jimmy Carter Boulevard has completely shut down the ramp Thursday, according to police. Gwinnett police say a driver on I-85 North called police due to a liquid leaking onto his car from a tractor-trailer. Both vehicles pulled onto the ramp, and police, fire and hazmat units are now on the scene to assess the situation. Check with Norcross Patch for further updates. Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Officials say approximately 8,500 gallons of fuel were in the tanker at the time of the accident. Two thousand gallons of spilled fuel have been recovered from a nearby creek.
UPDATED April 9 at 9:15 p.m. Crews from the Environmental Protection Agency and SWS Environmental Services are working to clean up fuel that spilled from an overturned gas tanker on Winder Highway near Highway 316 in Dacula. The gas tanker was involved in an accident with a white Jeep Cherokee shortly after noon on Monday. "The white Jeep Cherokee crossed the center line and hit the tractor trailer basically head on," said Gwinnett County Police public information officer Cpl. Jake Smith. As a result of the collision, the driver of the tanker lost control of the vehicle and the tanker overturned. The tanker was carrying 8,500 gallons of fuel at the time of the accident. Both drivers were transported to Gwinnett Medical Center in …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
An accident with a flatbed truck added to the rush hour grind yesterday.
Traffic was jammed up on Buford Highway near Mitchell Road in Norcross yesterday after about six five-gallon buckets of a clear combustible fluid had to be removed from the roadway by a Hazmat, or Hazardous Material, team. The buckets fell off of a flatbed truck and “could have been an irritant if exposed in a confined environment,” according to the fire department. A Hazmat team was called to the scene, who used an absorbant to neutralize the liquids. Norcross Police Chief Dallas Stidd said he was aware of the problem last night at the city council meeting—but he was impressed with the quickness of the clean-up. Tommy Rutledge of Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services said that the spill caused the southbound lanes of Buford Highway…