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.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 211216871 - local8now.com/a?a=211216871
Gray Television, Inc.