Crews contain acid leak at Muskegon Heights business

Muskegon County

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) — Firefighters responded to a sulfuric acid leak at a steel plating company in Muskegon Heights Monday.

It happened shortly before 10 a.m. at Quality Plating Company, located near the corner of McIlwraith Street and Manahan Avenue, just north of E. Broadway Avenue.

Emergency crews respond to a sulfuric acid leak at a Muskegon Heights business on Dec. 30, 2019.

Business owner Scott Werschem said a worker was unloading a tote off the back of a truck when it tipped over.

Crews at the scene told News 8 the tote contained sulfuric acid, which is similar to battery acid. Quality Plating uses the material to treat waste.

Firefighters said less than 50 gallons spilled and none of it reached the storm drain.

Emergency crews respond to a sulfuric acid leak at a Muskegon Heights business on Dec. 30, 2019.

The spill was soon contained and there was no threat to surrounding buildings. Quality Plating brought in an environmental clean-up contractor to make sure there were no residual problems.

No one was hurt.

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