Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Gwinnett County Fire Department said it may take some time for the foam to dissipate.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, March 24
Officials don't know who was responsible for the white foamy substance found floating on the surface of the Alcovy River Saturday, March 23, near Lawrenceville, but they believe it wasn't toxic or hazardous. Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge said firefighters responded to a call around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after a report of the substance on a four-mile stretch of the river between Hurricane Shoals Road and Freemans Mill Road. Rutledge said ithe source of the foam was traced to a feeder pipe behind an industrial complex off Petty Road near Lawrenceville. The substance was believed to be a "soap or detergent material." He said the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Division were notifed as…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Hazmat team called after fuel tank ruptured.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, January 7
An overnight accident on I-85 northbound near Hamilton Mill Road developed into a hazmat incident when a fuel tank ruptured and began spilling fuel onto the roadway. At 12:45 a.m., Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services (GCFES) personnel were dispatched after a tractor trailer transporting a cargo of dry pellets rolled onto its side in a ditch. A fuel tank in the cab subsequently ruptured, spilling fuel onto the roadway and grass according to a GCFES press release. "Fire crews with the assistance of Gwinnett police, secured the area and assessed the accident," wrote GCFES Lt. Colin Rhoden in an email to the media. "Gwinnett County Fire’s Haz Mat team was called to the scene to assist the crews already at the incident with leak control…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Officials say approximately 8,500 gallons of fuel were in the tanker at the time of the accident. Two thousand gallons of spilled fuel have been recovered from a nearby creek.
UPDATED April 9 at 9:15 p.m. Crews from the Environmental Protection Agency and SWS Environmental Services are working to clean up fuel that spilled from an overturned gas tanker on Winder Highway near Highway 316 in Dacula. The gas tanker was involved in an accident with a white Jeep Cherokee shortly after noon on Monday. "The white Jeep Cherokee crossed the center line and hit the tractor trailer basically head on," said Gwinnett County Police public information officer Cpl. Jake Smith. As a result of the collision, the driver of the tanker lost control of the vehicle and the tanker overturned. The tanker was carrying 8,500 gallons of fuel at the time of the accident. Both drivers were transported to Gwinnett Medical Center in …