Authorities give all-clear after Oshkosh acid spill

Spill caused by crack in 7,000-gallon tank

Oshkosh authorities have lifted an evacuation order after an acid spill at a chemical plant on the city’s south side.

Company officials said about 600 gallons of muriatic acid spilled at Hydrite Chemical Thursday. The spill was reported just before 1 p.m.

The acid spilled from a crack in a tank which holds about 7,000 gallons. Firefighters said a barrier previously set up to contain spills did its job.

WLUK-TV reported that police asked people to stay away from the spill area. Some residents were asked to stay inside, close all doors and windows and turn off air conditioning.

Oshkosh police said the evacuations were a precaution and there is no great danger to anyone who does not come in contact with the chemical.

No injuries are reported.

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