Tanker spills corrosive chemical on streets in Caro

A corrosive chemical was spilled on streets in Caro, according to a news release from the city manager. (Photo Credit: City of Caro)

CARO, Mich. --A corrosive chemical was spilled on streets in Caro, according to a news release from the city manager.

Ferric acid, which is known to irritate skin on contact and to corrode metal was being brought to the Caro Wastewater Facility via a tanker.

It’s reported that a clean-out fitting on the tanker failed, and the chemical leaked onto the roadway during the delivery trip, and the driveway where the truck was parked.

The spill was neutralized with sand and other absorbents on Frank Street and Columbia Street within the City of Caro.

Once absorbed by these materials, the ferric chloride will be properly disposed of by Clean Harbor and Youngs Environmental.

There is no danger to the public at this time.

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