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Thousands of litres of sulphuric acid leaks from tanker as it travels through South Australia 

Thousands of litres of sulphuric acid leaks from tanker as it travels through South Australia   https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-04/truck-leaks-sulphuric-acid-smelter-uranium-mine-south-australia/100348628
ABC North and West SA / By Declan Gooch  South Australia’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) says a manufacturing fault is likely to blame for the leakage of thousands of litres of sulphuric acid from a tanker truck.

Key points:A tanker has leaked 4,500 litres of sulphuric acid across regional South AustraliaIt was on its way from Port Pirie to the outback Beverley uranium mine
The EPA says the spill had caused no apparent environmental damage, possibly thanks to rain
The truck was loaded with sulphuric acid at the Nyrstar lead smelter in Port Pirie on July 22.

According to the EPA’s director of regulation Andrew Pruszinski, two days later, the truck left for the Beverley uranium mine in the state’s north-east, and was about 70 kilometres north of Yunta — or about 270 km from Port Pirie — when the driver was alerted to a problem.”On the way to the mine site … [a] driver, who was in the truck behind the tanker, noticed something wasn’t right with the truck in front,” Mr Pruszinski said.

August 5, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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