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Hazmat situation resolved, no leak found official says

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Apr 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-22 18:23:18-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Officials have determined there was no leak of hazardous material after a vehicle incident in west Salt Lake City Tuesday.

A semi-trailer truck dropped its trailer, a tanker containing compressed hydrogen gas. It happened near California Avenue and Redwood Road at appropriately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Compressed hydrogen; the concern is that it is highly flammable. It's lighter than air so if the gas did get out and find an ignition source, then we could be in some trouble," said Jasen Asay, spokesman for the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

Initially, Salt Lake City Fire firefighters secured the area and looked for any leaks. When none were discovered, the trailer was towed away, according to Asay.

Officials are investigating why the tanker because loose.