Hydrochloric acid spilled at New Haven business

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NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) — Cleanup is underway after a large chemical spill occurred at a New Haven business Monday.

Crews were called around 10:30 a.m. to chemical wholesaler Brenntag Great Lakes at 1615 Estella Ave., just off Maplecrest Road near S.R. 930, on a report of a “hazardous materials incident.”

According to a report from the New Haven Adams Township Fire and EMS, a chemical truck carrying hydrochloric acid was emptying product into a tank at the facility when “an incident occurred” and some 45,000 pounds of product was released onto the lot.

It’s not clear what the “incident” was.

A hazardous materials crew from the Fort Wayne Fire Department was called out along with an Environmental Remediation Services team. The product was isolated “within a mile of the incident,” the report said.

Officials are working with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to make sure the spill is contained and is disposed off appropriately.

Nelson Road was closed to traffic while officials investigate.

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