May 31, 2018: Hazmat Crews Respond to Copper Sulfate Spill Following Crash in Campbell County

A tractor-trailer hauling copper sulfate jack-knifed on the interstate in Campbell County Tennessee yesterday. The truck driver was injured but is expected to recover. Approximately 4,500 gallons of copper sulfate spilled during the accident.
While no other injuries have been reported, there is concern about potential environmental consequences of the spill. Copper sulfate is an inorganic compound that is used in a variety of products including pesticides and anti-fungal agents. It can cause irritation to the skin and upper respiratory tract if inhaled. Fire officials and hazmat crews are still working on the clean-up, which is drastically slowing traffic in that area. Copper sulfate can be a threat to the public if it were to seep into the water system. It is also toxic to fish and aquatic plants.

Hazmat crews respond to copper sulfate spill following crash in Campbell County