Iowa officials close highway after chemical spill

Taking necessary precautions can limit a chemical spill’s damage. Iowa officials made motorists’ safety a priority after a chemical spill, closing a portion of Iowa Highway 7 near Newell on March 7, 2012, KSFY News reports.

The state Department of Natural Resources told the news source a semi-trailer leaked several chemical containers into a ditch after traveling off the road. No injuries were reported, but at least six drums leaked or ruptured, spilling onto the highway. Environmental cleanup began immediately following the spill.

Chemicals can create environmental, health and property hazards, but local authorities can approach spills with caution by developing safety guidelines. These standards give people the opportunity to handle dangerous leaks with equipment and tools to clean up a spill quickly. Purchasing the XSORB caustic neutralizing absorbent can help officials enforce chemical spill guidelines.

The absorbent offers a high-quality solution that helps officials handle any chemical leak. People can use the solution to clean up organic and inorganic caustic spills safely. The product makes it easy for users to neutralize a spill, sweep it up and dispose of it. In addition, the non-toxic, eco-friendly item meets government regulations for landfill disposal.

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