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Department responds to corrosive chemical leak from semi-truck north of Cape Girardeau

Photos courtesy of Don Frazier/Southeast Missourian

Photo of Department of Natural Resources emergency response by Don Frazier/Southeast Missourian

Members of the Fruitland Fire Department, Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Cape County EOC complete their initial inspection of a semi-trailer that was leaking a corrosive chemical.

Photo of Department of Natural Resources emergency response by Don Frazier/Southeast Missourian

Firefighters and Hazardous Materials Technicians discuss their investigation and cleanup of corrosive chemicals leaking from the semi trailer.

Photo of Department of Natural Resources emergency response by Don Frazier/Southeast Missourian

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Hazardous Materials technician Jackson Bostic and Charlie Griffith with the Cape Girardeau County EOC take air samples.

Photo of Department of Natural Resources emergency response by Don Frazier/Southeast Missourian

Jackson Bostic, Hazardous Materials technician with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, tests air samples taken from around the semi trailer.

Photo of Department of Natural Resources emergency response by Don Frazier/Southeast Missourian

Members of the Fruitland Fire Department, Sikeston Fire Department, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Cape Girardeau County Emergency Operations Center, Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri Highway Patrol, Cape County Private Ambulance and Cape Girardeau Sheriff's Department gather up wind from a semi trailer leaking corrosive chemicals.