A tanker hauling deadly chemicals rolled over on Interstate 10 in Tucson, Arizona.
Reuters reported the tanker was hauling nitric acid which is a toxic chemical used in explosives, fertilizer, and for materials in the polymer industry.
When nitric acid is exposed to humans without PPE, it can cause severe lung damage, pulmonary edema and irritation to the skin and eyes.
Immediately after the tanker rolled over, clouds of nitric acid were seen by motorists on the interstate.
#BREAKING: Shelter in place has a been issued due hazardous toxic chemicals leaking ⁰
#Tucson | #Arizona
Currently authorities have issued a hazmat alert and a ‘shelter in place’ warning is in effect for all individuals within a mile radius in Tucson Arizona, after a truck… https://t.co/tyCJn8jFni pic.twitter.com/F4UjjGtgYN
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) February 14, 2023
New footage of the tanker truck carrying nitric acid on I-10 near Tucson, Arizona has surfaced. A hazmat alert has been issued and those within a one-mile radius of the accident have been asked to shelter-in-place. pic.twitter.com/p5NAaMFBgL
— Becker News (@NewsBecker) February 15, 2023
In response to the rollover, the Arizona Department of Public Safety issued a “shelter in place” warning and encouraged anyone within a few mile radius of the spill to stay inside.
WFIN reported the driver behind the tanker was found dead on the scene and his name has been withheld until the next of kin are notified.
Tucson Fire Hazmat Team working with our partners at @Arizona_DPS to control the hazmat and brush fire incidents at Rita and I10. Continue to avoid the area, I10 will remain closed an extended period of time. Stay safe @cityoftucson pic.twitter.com/oM4WKD5C0E
— Tucson Fire Department (@TucsonFireDept) February 14, 2023
The toxic spill comes just a week after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palenstine, Ohio.
The Gateway Pundit has been covering the train derailment closely and the most recent development of the death of farm animals after authorities performed a “control release” of the chemicals.
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Initially, the tanker spill in Tucson does not appear to be as harmful as the incident that occurred in East Palestine, but officials are still evaluating the harmful effects.
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