ALBERTA

Crews contain hydrchloric acid spill at industrial park

12/09/2012 03:37 EST | Updated 02/08/2013 05:12 EST
EDMONTON - Edmonton emergency crews are cleaning up an acid spill in an industrial park in the north end of the city.

A fire department spokesman says a report came in mid-morning Sunday that two storage tanks containing highly corrosive hydrochloric acid were leaking.

The area around the site has been evacuated.

But police say the area is light industrial and few people were in the neighbourhood when the leak was reported.

No homes are reported to be under threat.

Fire officials say the spill has generated a light cloud of acid fumes, which is drifting northward away from the city.

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