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Cargill HCl Spill

Site Contact:
Steve Spurlin


Site Location:
600 Cowan Street
Nashville, TN 37207
NRC#: 1076729

During the evening of March 14, 2014 a 22000 gallon acid tank leaked 4500 gallons of Hydrochloric acid into concrete secondary containment at a Cargill facility in Nashville. The spill occurred due to high winds that blew the top off of the tank and the top sheared off the bottom valve of the tank when it landed. Secondary containment failed and the acid leaked underneath the concrete containment pad. Cargill hired a clean-up contractor to mitigate the release, but due to other tanks locations, accessing the acid is difficult. OSC Spurlin mobilized to the site on the morning of March 16, 2014 to assess progress and ensure the response.

For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.