No spill in Kamloops from overturned truck carrying aluminum sulfate

The crash occurred on Tuesday morning near the city’s wastewater-treatment facility

A tractor-trailer that overturned into a ditch on Mission Flats Road on Tuesday morning did not release any hazardous materials, according to B.C.’s Ministry of Environment.

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“It was carrying aluminum sulfate,” ministry spokesman David Karn told KTW. “There’s been no release. Crews are dealing with it.”

Aluminum sulfate is a chemical compound mainly used as a coagulating agent in the purification of drinking water and wastewater-treatment plants. It is also used in paper manufacturing.

The compound is known to be a skin and eye irritant and can be corrosive.

The truck overturned near the city’s wastewater-treatment facility.

Cleanup crews were on scene of the incident early Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

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