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Leak from Box Truck Turns Out to Be Rainwater

Department of Environmental Protection, DEP
Department of Environmental Protection

State regulators say a spill that closed several roads in the Spencer area apparently was rainwater.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection says preliminary information indicates rainwater was the liquid that leaked from a box truck on Tuesday night.

Agency spokeswoman Kelley Gillenwater told media outlets on Wednesday that DEP workers tested the pH level of wet surfaces inside and outside the truck. All of the results were neutral.

Gillenwater says air monitoring didn't detect ammonia, hydrogen sulfide or other chemicals.

The driver indicated to investigators that he had driven through heavy rain.

Gillenwater says it appears rainwater got into the truck and drained out the back.


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