Highway 30 near Ames reopens after chemical leak

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have reopened a portion of Highway 30 near Ames after a plume of gas from a chemical leak dissipated.

Crews responded to a business at the Iowa State University Research Park shortly before noon Friday after a hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid chemical leak spread over the area. Water was sprayed to diminish the plume.

Des Moines television station KCCI says (http://bit.ly/1bEi19i ) a delivery driver was dropping off the chemicals at a business when the two accidentally mixed. The driver of the delivery truck was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com

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