Sulfuric Acid Leak at Alexandria, Va., Plant

April 28, 2011

Authorities say a sulfuric acid leak has been reported at a power plant in Alexandria, Va., but it poses no threat to public safety.

Alexandria Fire Department Chief Robert Rodriguez says officials were called to the leak about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday at the GenOn plant on North Royal Street. He says an estimated 1,300 gallons of sulfuric acid leaked from one tank into a secondary tank below.

Rodriguez says no has been injured in the incident. He says officials are awaiting crews to clean up the leak.

The cause of the leak is under investigation.

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