7/29/2015
At approximately 11:40 AM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a report of a leaking tank truck at the intersection of Franklin and Park streets. When firefighters arrived they found a tank truck carrying a load of 44,380 lbs. of Nitric Acid and leaking from the bottom of the tank. A perimeter was immediately set up a block in each direction and Hazardous Materials units were called to the scene. Nitric Acid is a corrosive and also an inhalation hazard. The driver of the truck was exposed to the product. He was treated on the scene by Beaumont EMS. The truck company, Action Resources, out of Hanceville, Alabama, has another truck en route to the scene and an environmental clean up crew. The product will be transferred to the other truck for transport. Beaumont firefighters, police, and EMS are on scene and will monitor the transfer.