Hazmat called to chemical spill at Tipp City water treatment plant

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TIPP CITY, Ohio (WDTN) – Hazmat teams were called to a chemical spill at the Tipp City water treatment plant Monday.

The incident happened around 10:40 am Monday.

Plant personnel were performing normal daily duties and using a forklift to carry a 330-gallon tote of Hydrofluorosilic Acid. The tote became dislodged from the forks, causing it to fall onto the ground and spill upon impact.

Water department crews immediately began containment efforts, including making sure storm drains were protected from the liquid chemical.

Officials say that the water system and supply was not affected by the spill. An evacuation was not needed at any time during the incident.

Hazmat crews responded to further secure the storm drains using a special material. The Ohio EPA was on scene and a cleanup contractor was called to dispose of the residual chemicals.

The Miami County Hazmat Team was called in for support, equipment and staff. Vandalia Fire, Vandalia Public works, and Tipp City Streets, Tipp City Police and Tipp City Parks all provided assistance during the incident.

No injuries were reported.

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