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Chemical spill prompts local evacuations

By Staff Reports
Published in News on February 5, 2010 1:46 PM

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A New Bern chemical truck hauling water treatment chemicals traveling west toward Faison overturned early this morning about a half mile east of North Duplin Elementary and North Duplin Jr./Sr High on U.S. 403. One of the chemical containers was breached and spilled, and the Calypso Fire Department, along with the Duplin County Sheriff's Office and county emergency services officials, quarantined the area and were awaiting the state Haz-Mat team from Wilmington, which was expected to arrive about 10 a.m.

FAISON -- An overturned tractor-trailer spilled toxic chemicals about a mile from North Duplin Junior-Senior High School this morning, forcing the evacuation of a number of homes but not the school. Brian Pearce, director of emergency services for Duplin...

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