Update: Stevens Point acid leak contained

People are asked to avoid area west of Water Street near the Pixelle Speciality Solutions paper mill
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 6:58 PM CDT
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Stevens Point, Wis. (WSAW) - Hazmat teams are responding to a developing situation in Stevens Point.

According to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office per the Stevens Point Fire Chief, crews responded to a sulfuric acid leak Thursday night. The initial page said the size of the leak was 400 gallons in size.

No injuries have been reported. But it’s an active situation. Several departments responded including the hazmat team.

The fire chief told NewsChannel 7, that the leak has been contained. The cause of the leak is still being investigated.

The leak was located at the paper mill, Pixelle Specialty Solutions. Mill employees worked with first responders to identify the leak. The mill was not evacuated.

People are being asked to avoid the area west of Water Street, near the river.

Map of hazmat situation in Stevens Point
Map of hazmat situation in Stevens Point(WSAW)

This story is developing. Stay with NewsChannel 7 for the latest.

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