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

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Sulfuric Acid Spill in Taoyuan

A chemical tanker spilled approximately 9 tonnes of sulfuric acid on a road in Taoyuan City this afternoon when 9 out of ten containers fell off as the truck was rounding a corner. The accident happened at the 24 kilometer mark on route 15. The Taoyuan City Fire Bureau dispatched 10 appliances and 26 firefighters to the scene of the accident. Police blocked the road to traffic while the North District Specialized Technical Team For Environmental Accidents was dispatched from

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