According to information provided by the Brazil City Fire Department, shortly after 1:30 p.m., Friday, the driver of a Republic trash truck was attempting to empty a trash dumpster when the hydraulic lines ruptured, spilling fluid on the pavement near the intersection of Franklin and Montgomery streets.
BCFD Captain Joe Bennett told The Brazil Times the driver followed company protocols and made immediate contact with the trash company about cleaning up the spill. Local authorities were then notified about the accident and the impending cleanup by FOXFIRE Environmental, Shelburn, Ind., a company that specializes in environmental clean up.
Bennett said firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes to contain the spill until FOXFIRE arrived to take over the scene.
"We were on the scene for approximately an hour and 10 minutes to contain the spill and keep it from entering the storm drains," Bennett said, adding officials from the Brazil City Street Department checked the area to make sure "there was no danger to the public at any time."
The streets in the area were closed to traffic during the clean up of the spill.