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Man cited for sulfuric acid spill on Pocatello roads


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POCATELLO — Idaho State Police have cited a man responsible for spilling about 60 gallons of sulfuric acid on roads in Bannock County.

On the evening of Sept. 27, Brent Carlson of Pocatello, was transporting 1,060 pounds of 93 to 98 percent sulfuric acid. Police reports show the man noticed the tank holding the acid was leaking as he traveled near the Fort Hall Mine Road and U.S. Highway 91 in Bannock County.

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Carlson continued his trip to 746 McKinley Avenue in Pocatello where he tried to stop the leak.

Numerous local and state agencies became involved in the mitigation and clean-up of the hazardous material. Idaho State Police assumed the role of the primary investigating agency in the incident. As a result of the investigation, Carlson was cited for allowing the release of the hazardous material in violation of federal law.