The plant was evacuated in response to the spill
A water treatment plant in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., suffered a spill of several gallons of acid in the evening on Jan. 10, 2018. Several workers were promptly evacuated in response to the spill, which took place around 7:30 p.m.
The spilled substance was hydrochloric acid. Hazmat crews were sent to the plant in response to spill, and were able to quickly and effectively contain the spill. No one was harmed as a result of the incident.
The spill occurred at the Walter E. Peele-Dixie Water Treatment Plant, and the operation of the plant was not altered in any way because of the spill. The estimated total amount of acid spilled is estimated to be near 10 gal.
The sequence of events that led to the spill is still being determined by officials.