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Posted on: July 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Hydrochloric Acid Spill

HCl Acid

July 3, 2018: Your Gallup Firefighters were called out to assist BNSF with a derailed rail car that was leaking Hydrochloric Acid. Working together with BNSF and New Mexico State Police our Hazardous Materials Technicians were able to slow down the leak by plugging the broken valve. Upon the arrival of the BNSF Hazmat Team from Belen the incident was turned over to them. The incident spanned approximately 3 hours and was completed without any injuries.

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