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Acid spill contained in Muskegon Heights

Posted at 5:46 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 17:46:40-05

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Officials say an acid spill Monday in Muskegon Heights doesn’t pose a threat to the surrounding community.

It happened around 9:57 a.m. at Quality Plating at 2712 McIlwraith St. About 50 gallons of sulfuric acid spilled into the road from a 220-gallon tote when it fell off a forklift while being moved into the building.

The Muskegon heights Fire Department was called to the area and used absorbent materials to keep the acid from going into storm drains until the hazmat team could arrive.

Crews were able to contain the spill and neutralize the acid that was on the ground. An environmental cleanup contractor was hired by the business to take care of the remaining residue.

Officials say the incident only posed a threat at the area immediately adjacent to it. Nobody was injured.