On 09/14/10, a tanker loaded with 45,000 lbs. of Methyl Methacrylate Monomer (MMA) crashed and rolled over on I-65 at MM 82 northbound near Sonora, KY at about 1630 hrs. EDT. No one was injured.
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Responders discovered material leaking from the tanker and KDEP ERT requested EPA assistance.
OSC. Smith arrived on 09/14 @ 1900 Hrs. At that time, the leak had stopped and there were 0% LEL readings. Miller Transporters spill team and a cleanup contractor arrived to begin a transfer operation, which was completed around 2345 hrs. The tanker was uprighted, and a small area in the drainage ditch was observed to have been affected, confirming the original report of a spill. It is estimated that less than 30 gallons of product was spilled in the accident. OSC Smith demobilized at 0150 hrs. on 09/15/10
KDEP will supervise the remaining soil cleanup.