Overturned tanker spills sulfuric acid on coastal highway

Chemical cleanup units have been dispatched from Keelung City and New Taipei City after a tanker carrying sulfuric acid overturned while negotiating a bend on the coastal highway in Ruifang District.

According to traffic police, the tanker driven by a 47-year-old man named Liao veered into oncoming traffic lanes and overturned at around 6:30 am this morning at the 79.7 kilometer mark.

The driver was not injured in the accident, and managed to climb out of the vehicle on his own.

However, a large amount of sulfuric acid leaked from the tank.

Police set up traffic control around the overturned vehicle while waiting for Fire Bureau chemical disaster response units to arrive.

overturned tanker on coastal highway between Keelung and Yilan
overturned chemical tanker and sulfuric acid spill
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