A small chemical leak in Carlisle, Kentucky, on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, caused a strong natural gas odor in the community, reports LEX18.com.
Nicolas County officials rushed to the scene after numerous people in the area called 911. Fortunately, what was thought to be a natural gas leak, was just trace amounts of the mercaptan that had leaked from a sanitation truck after it crushed its load. Mercaptan is a pungent chemical that gives natural gas its distinct smell. It is used to disinfect surfaces and is nonhazardous.
However, the chemical left a lasting impression, and had the potential to make the roadway slipper for automobiles. In situations where community safety is a concern, cleanup crews may want to stock their inventories with the proper absorbent devices.
XSORB Acid Neutralizing Absorbent is a non-leaching formula that safely and effectively neutralizes and absorbs most acids on contact. Users simply drop the formula on the spill and sweep away the remains. XSORB Acid Neutralizing Absorbent meets government regulations for landfill disposal, so cleanup crews that use the formula can throw the remains after the chemicals have been absorbed.
When it comes to protecting residential areas, XSORB Acid Neutralizing Absorbent formula can be useful.