Leaking tanker stopped for second time in Bourbon, MO - KMOV.com

Leaking tanker stopped for second time in Bourbon, MO

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BOURBON, Mo. (KMOV) – The tractor trailer that spilled sulfuric acid Friday night on Interstate 44 near Sullivan, Missouri is leaking again – but in a different city.

Officials say the hazardous mineral was found dripping from the truck Saturday morning at a commuter parking lot in Bourbon, Missouri, forcing nearby residents to evacuate the area.

When the tanker was originally stopped Friday night in Sullivan, officers let the driver continue down westbound I-44 after portions of the product were removed from the truck.

Since more reports of a sulfuric acid spill have come through, crews moved the tanker to the Bourbon Industrial Park, where an uncertain amount of the chemical will be unloaded.

No injuries have been reported. The area will be closed for eight to 48 hours while crews begin unloading the product into 55-gallon drums.

Authorities say the truck was transporting more 2,600 gallons of sulfuric acid from Cincinnati to San Diego.

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