A tanker-truck traveling down a southwest Harris Country, Texas, road on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, leaked a non-hazardous chemical, shutting the road down for hours, reports Click2Houston.com.
The driver noticed his truck was leaking Berol, a concentrated cleaning liquid, and immediately returned to his place of employment – AzkoNobel.
Berol is an active ingredient in many household cleaners. People come in contact with the chemical every day, so it is not harmful to touch. In fact, most people may not realize they have handled Berol on any given day.
While Berol is a non-hazardous chemical solution, it still poses a threat to driver safety when on the road. Berol can make the road slick, so police officials forced all vehicles off of the road.
In situations where chemicals need to be quickly removed from the road, cleanup crews may want to use an XSORB Universal Spill Clean-Up Box. The box holds non-toxic and environmentally friendly dry cleanup formulas that absorb all types of liquids and semi-liquids on contact. The absorbent formula is easy to use. Cleanup crews may want to save time and use the Food and Drug Administration approved kit.