Hazmat situation reported in Tooele County

Posted at 8:50 AM, Jul 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-12 19:55:45-04

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah -- Tooele County emergency crews have responded to a hazmat situation on a frontage road near Interstate 80 at mile marker 70, officials said Saturday morning.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, they are assisting Tooele with a rail car leaking sulfuric acid.

The leak was coming from a car five or six  cars behind the engine. Officials told FOX 13 News their testing suggests the substance is spent sulfuric acid.

"There's about 40 to 50 gallons on the ground at this time, leaking approximately a gallon every ten minutes," said Ryan Willden of the North Tooele County Fire Department.

Officials said there is no danger to the public and the incident occurred in an area conducive to an easy cleanup.