Chemical spill contained in RAC parking lot on GS’s Statesboro campus

Chemical spill contained in RAC parking lot on GS’s Statesboro campus

STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - The Georgia Southern Police Department says a chemical spill has been contained at a parking lot on the Statesboro campus.

GSU officials tell us a university truck carrying hydrochloric acid spilled in the back of the truck and onto the pavement in the RAC parking lot. They say three to four gallons spilled.

Police say the spill is contained and to stay out of the barriers in the area.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we shut down the parking lot at the RAC so we could determine what the chemical was specifically and then take proper precautions to neutralize it and cleanup the area,” Jennifer Wise, with the university communications department, said.

A hazmat team cleaned it up for more than an hour.

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