PAULSBORO, N.J. (CBS) — The thriller of the unusual, sturdy odor that overwhelmed elements of South Jersey on Wednesday afternoon has been solved. A hazmat state of affairs was declared in Gloucester County after officers say a rotten egg scent was reported.
Gloucester County officers say the odor got here from a tractor-trailer at a truck cease in East Greenwich. They are saying a trailer containing about 7,000 gallons of a chemical referred to as Lubizol was venting and inflicting the scent. It’s not a pure gasoline leak.
Gloucester County hazmat and emergency operations have been on the scene, in addition to a number of hearth departments. New Jersey environmental regulators additionally responded to help.
The trailer firm has a staff on the way in which to dump the chemical from the trailer. It’s contained and never poisonous.
Eyewitness Information spoke to a tanker driver, Barry Adams, who was proper there when the incident began. He says he pulled up and the tanker subsequent to him began gurgling and effervescent and he began seeing some smoke popping out.
“Parked subsequent to the tanker that began spewing out fumes and smoke, vibrating. simply stored listening to this loud, like an explosion, stress blowing off, and I simply knew it wasn’t proper. After I bought out and checked out it, it was simply screaming. It might construct up stress, blow off and the fumes and smoke,” Adams mentioned.
No accidents have been reported. County officers are asking residents to remain indoors if attainable.