Posted: Jun 12, 2013 12:10 PM by Mark Thorsell, Irina Cates - MTN News
MISSOULA - Several thousand gallons of chemicals spilled overnight at Spectrum Products in Missoula, prompting a hazardous materials response.
Numerous agencies are on the scene of the incident, where between 5,000 and 7,000 gallons of citric, phosphoric and sulfuric acids spilled out after a valve was accidentally left open overnight, according to officials.
The spill has been contained to the building on Spectrum Lane, and firefighters in HazMat suits were preparing to go into the building and further assess the situation as of about 11:45 a.m., officials said.
The regional HazMat team is on scene as are firefighters from the Missoula Rural Fire District, the Missoula City Department and Frenchtown Rural Fire District.