HAZMAT team responds to acid spill in Slaton - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

HAZMAT team responds to acid spill in Slaton

SLATON, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock Fire Department HAZMAT team is assisting the Slaton Fire Department with a reported hydrochloric acid spill near the railroad in Slaton.

Lubbock County Emergency Management Coordinator Clinton Thetford says crews on scene reported a railroad car containing approximately 30 gallons of the chemical split.

We're told some of the solution is on the ground. Crews are assessing and stabilizing the scene as they await response from railroad response team. Thetford says that could take several hours.

The location of the spill is on Railroad Avenue in Slaton.

Right now it is of ‘minimal threat' to the public. KCBD has a crew on scene and will bring you updates as we get them.

11:45 p.m. UPDATE: The city manager of Slaton has told KCBD that the tanker leak has now been repaired.

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