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Oct 18 2011
by Impact News

Chemical spill following truck rollover leads to evacuations in Texas

Chemical spill following truck rollover leads to evacuations in Texas

Some residents living south of Melissa, Texas, were ordered to evacuate recently following a truck rollover on state Highway 5 that led to a chemical spill.

According to the Dallas-Fort Worth NBC affiliate, the crash occurred when a small tanker truck rolled over down an embankment and spilled the chemicals it was carrying. The driver reportedly sustained minor injuries, and officials say the truck was likely carrying petroleum-based household products.

The news source reports there are a number of homes within a half-mile of the crash site, and local residents were being evacuated to a local church. Still, the majority of the citizens in the area were at work when the chemical spill occurred, according to the news provider.

A portion of Highway 5 was reportedly closed down while crews awaited a private hazmat cleanup team to assess and decontaminate the site.

In cases like these, cleanup crews often look to top-of-the-line products such as Impact Absorbents' Xsorb II Absorbent Disinfecting Encapsulator Packet to absorb difficult spills and allow for easier disposal.  

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