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Authorities Probe Cause of Sulfuric Acid Leak

VENTURA, Calif. — Authorities are investigating how sulfuric acid leaked from an aboveground holding tank and secondary tank at Mission Linen Supply, according to reports in the Ventura County Star.
Mission Linen employees discovered and reported the leak about 6:15 a.m. May 10.
A coordinated multiagency response prevented the acid from reaching the Ventura River. Water was pumped into adjacent sewers and vacuumed into tanker trucks to remove acid that had run into a storm drain. No injuries were reported.
Mission Linen is permitted to have sulfuric acid on site and uses it to neutralize its waste water before it's discharged into the city's treatment system.
The business is cooperating in the investigation, the newspaper reports.

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