Hazmat Teams Respond to Chemical Spill

Courtesy - Speedway FD
Courtesy – Speedway FD

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Emergency crews responded to a chemical spill at the Coca Cola plant in Speedway on Monday evening, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.

The Wayne Township Fire Department says the chemical has been identified as muriatic acid, which is also known as hydrochloric acid.

A tank outside of the building sprung a leak and an unknown amount of the chemical spilled onto the ground, according to Wayne Township FD officials.

What caused the tank to leak is still being determined.

The Coke plant was evacuated, but no one was injured.

This is the second incident in less than a month. Last month, dispatchers received a call about a chemical spill from the plant on June 15th, while employees in the plant were transferring liquid ammonia when it spilled or leaked from its container.

No-one was injured during that incident.