Toxic chemical spill after tanker rolls over, closes Arizona interstate

A tanker carrying deadly chemicals on Interstate 10 in Tucson, Arizona.

Reuters reported that the tanker was carrying nitric acid, a toxic chemical used in explosives, fertilizers and materials in the polymer industry.

When nitric acid is exposed to humans without PPE, it can cause severe lung damage, pulmonary edema, and skin and eye irritation.

Immediately after the tanker overturned, motorists on the interstate saw clouds of nitric acid.


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In response to the rollover, the Arizona Department of Public Safety issued a “shelter in place” warning and encouraged anyone within a mile radius of the spill to stay inside.

WFIN reported that the driver behind the tanker was found dead at the scene and his name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The toxic spill came just over a week after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio.

Gateway Pundit has been closely covering the train derailment and the latest developments in farm animal deaths after authorities released a “containment” of the chemical.


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Initially, the tanker spill in Tucson does not appear to be as harmful as the one in East Palestine, but officials are still assessing the harmful effects.