Beaumont Haz-Mat crews are working to clean up a fuel spill located near the intersection of South MLK Parkway and Jim Gilligan way.
Crews were dispatched to the area just after 9 a.m. Wednesday when police say a driver with Altom Transport noticed his cargo, a flammable liquid, was spilling from the top of his tank.
The tank holds about 6,000 gallons of the chemical, but officials say only ten to fifteen gallons were leaked.
The Beaumont Police Department issued the following news release Wednesday afternoon:
On Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at approximately 9:00 AM, a driver with Altom Transport noticed his cargo of Ethylhexyl Nitrate, a flammable liquid, was spilling from the top of his tank at MLK Pkwy and Cardinal Dr. He was able to stop his truck at MLK Pkwy and Jim Gilligan Way where he notified emergency officials. Beaumont Fire Rescue Hazardous Material Team responded and contained the leak. The truck is loaded with approximatly 6,000 gallons of Ethylhexyl Nitrate.
ATEC environmental compamy cleaned up the material spilled at MLK Pkwy and Cardinal Dr. That spill was approxiately 10 gallons.
Beaumont Fire Rescue Hazardous Material team is still on scene at MLK Pkwy and Jim Gilligan working to stop any further leak and clean up the remaining spill which appears to be approximately 5 gallons.
Traffic is still moving but reduced to one northbound lane on MLK Pkwy.
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