Acid leak closes Valencia AP7

Councillor Rodriguez with one of the posters Credit: Fuengirola Council

Yesterday (Monday) the AP7 in Benicarlo, Valencia, had to be closed following a leak from a tanker carrying some 8,000 litres of hydrochloric acid.

 

The tanker, which was at a service station, began to leak at around 6.30pm when it pulled into the services to refuel.

The road was closed immediately by officers from the Provincial Fire Service and Guardia Civil Traffico division.

Three fire crews were called to the incident, along with a Chemical Risk Unit, which was present to assess the risk and seal the leak.

The tanker company subsequently sent out a replacement vehicle so that the remaining acid could be transferred.

Firefighters contained the acid spills, making sure that it did not spread into adjacent drains.

The area was cleaned thoroughly and the area was reopened to the public at 10.15pm last night. 

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