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1.5 tons of sulfuric acid spills in southern Kazakhstan 21 февраля 2014, 20:29

1.5 tons of sulfuric acid have spilled in southern Kazakhstan.
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1.5 tons of sulfuric acid have spilled in southern Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reports citing the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan. The accident happened on February 19, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. local time. The driver of a Sintuonik tank truck owned by Zarechnoye company lost control of his vehicle when transporting sulfuric acid and tipped the truck over spilling 1.5 tons of sulfuric acid on the ground. Nobody was injured. The tanker was put back on wheels and towed to the base, the spill site was scraped and covered with soil. There were several similar cases back in 2013 when sulfuric acid spills happened in Kyzylorda Oblast in southern Kazakhstan. 1.5 tons of sulfuric acid was spilled on May 5, 2013 and then 34 tons of acid was spilled in June the same year.


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