Acid That Spilled In Mesa County Didn't Get In River

Clifton (AP) Authorities in Mesa County say none of the acid that spilled in Clifton Wednesday ended up in the Colorado River. Two containers carrying hundreds of gallons of acid belonging to the Halliburton Company fell off a truck on Colorado 141 early Wednesday about a mile–and–a–half south of Interstate 70.

Clifton firefighters were worried that some of the acid flowed into a storm drain that eventually leads to the Colorado River, but they now say they were able to contain the spill.

Firefighters are concerned, though, that Halliburton waited 15 to 20 minutes before notifying them of the accident.

The acid is used during drilling processes.

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