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Hazmat crews respond to acid leak

May 20, 2013 Updated: May 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm
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Colorado Springs Fire Department hazardous materials crews are at the scene of a sulfuric acid leak at Rampart Plumbing Supply at 1801 N. Union Blvd.

Fire and hazmat crews discovered a 55-gallon drum on the back of a semi truck was punctured in the 9:30 a.m. incident, and nearly 20 gallons of sulfuric acid had spilled onto the parking lot at Rampart Supply.

Firefighters set up at 150-foot safety perimeter around the spill and employees were briefly evacuated.

Firefighters expect to be at the scene through the afternoon to clean up the spill.

Colorado Springs police said traffic was not affected; the blocked-off area is all in the parking lot.

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