Chemical Spill Forces Evacuations in Illinois

Chemical Spill Forces Evacuations in Illinois

Source: http://www.kplr11.com, April 24, 2009

Anhydrous Ammonia Leaking Near Du Quoin

Several homes have been evacuated along with a school in Du Quoin, Illinois where a tanker truck carrying a dangerous chemical has overturned.

The wreck happened on Highway 51, just south of Du Quoin, which is about 70 miles from St. Louis.

The truck was carrying two tanks of anhydrous ammonia. At least one tank is reported leaking at this hour. FOX 2 has a crew on the way, and we’ll have more information as it becomes available.

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