Laredo Fire Department responds to chemical spill

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LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - The Laredo Fire Department responded to a chemical spill near the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge Friday afternoon.

One gallon of miuriatic acid, a corrosive chemical used to clean swimming pools, was dropped by a vehicle - causing fire department officials to bring in their Hazardous Material Response Unit to report to the scene.

Kgns spoke to Laredo Fire Department's Victor Lopez for details.

"They put some absorbent to try to get off as much as they could, and then also they used approximately about 3,000 gallons to wash it. It's diluted. So there's no danger", says Lopez.

Lopez added although a gallon of the acid was dropped on the highway, only about a quart of the chemical was actually spilled.

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