Spill In Union Parking Lot Turns Out To Be Cleaning Fluid


HAZMAT crews worked to clean up a chemical spill at a parking lot on N. Union earlier Monday.

At first, crews thought the spill was sulfuric acid because that was one of the chemicals onboard the semi truck. The truck driver noticed his load had shifted and found that one of the barrels was leaking.

It turns out that the leaking fluid was a cleaner whose main component is hydrogen peroxide.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department says 20 gallons spilled from the back of the semi truck. They were on scene for five to six hours cleaning up the spill.

The spill did not affect traffic and was limited to the parking lot of Rampart Supply, Inc., where the spill took place.

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