Liquid fertilizer spill shuts down SLC intersection

Source: http://www.wflx.com, April 6, 2011
By: Rachel Leigh

The intersection of Midway and Glades Cut-Off roads shut down Wednesday morning following a spill of liquid fertilizer officials said.

Liquid fertilizer reportedly was being transported in a tanker and there was a leak in the tank St. Lucie County Fire District spokeswoman Catherine Chaney said. The fertilizer apparently was being transferred from one tanker to another when one of the tankers ruptured, spilling fertilizer in the area.

Fire District crews went to the area about 8:25 a.m. Wednesday.

An amount of 3,800 gallons of fertilizer spilled.

The chemical is ammonia polyphosphate solution and is acidic according to the St. Lucie County Fire Department. They say no one is in any immediate danger.

The intersection of Midway and Glades Cut-Off roads is shut down, and St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputies are diverting traffic away from the area.

Officials say a hazardous materials cleanup company is on scene. It was hired by the transport company of the spilled tanker.

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