Tanker rolls in Dyersburg, spills ethanol

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Cleanup crews are dealing with an ethanol spill after a tanker truck overturned in Dyersburg.

According to the State Gazette, the rig rolled twice on Tuesday, spilling an estimated 1,500 gallons of the 7,500 gallons of ethanol it was carrying. The driver had only minor injuries.

Ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel made from starch crops, including corn.

Dyersburg Fire Chief Bob Veal said the spilled ethanol is not a danger. Veal said the truck is believed to have picked up its load at an ethanol plant in Obion County.

Hazardous materials crews from Nashville and Memphis were called to clean up the spill, which could take two or three days.


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