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    Spy Boy wrote:
    1. Where in Darlington were these corrosive chemicals going ?
    2. Why ?
    3. Why were the containers not sealed to prevent spillage ?
    Spy Boy, you should think a while before jumping on the 'panic bandwagon'. 1:Where does it say the end user is in Darlington? And if so, what's the problem? 2:All manufacturing has a footprint and some of it is hazardous. It needs disposing of safely within a safe environment and it is uneconomic if not impossible for all manufacturing plants to dispose of these goods on site. 3:The UK has the highest standards of any industrialised country for the transportation of hazardous goods. In fact, we initiated the 'hazchem' scheme on Teesside due to the amount of chemicals on the roads of the north east. The 'containers' the goods were being carried in will be to British and European standard and suitable for the carriage of hazardous goods. They would not be loaded onto the truck if they were not.
    Huge knee-jerk reaction Spy Boy."
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Police appeal for information on white van thought to be involved in HGV accident at Blackwell roundabout

The scene on the A66(M) on Friday night after a HGV overturned, spilling corrosive chemicals

The scene on the A66(M) on Friday night after a HGV overturned, spilling corrosive chemicals

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Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by , Darlington reporter

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a collision that caused a heavy goods vehicle to overturn, spilling corrosive chemicals across the carriageway.

The incident at about 4.15pm on Friday (January 10) at the Blackwell roundabout, on the A66(M), near Darlington, led to the closure of the road for several hours while the damage was cleared.

The HGV, which had Total Recycling Services written on the side, was travelling on the Blackwell roundabout towards Darlington, when a white van pulled across it, causing it to overturn.

The driver of the lorry suffered minor injuries in the collision.

The white van involved in the incident is described as a Ford Transit or a Mercedes Vito. It did not stop at the scene.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the driver of the van or anybody who witnessed the incident to come forward with information.

Anyone with information is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option two – and ask for Traffic Constable Tony Leonard or Richmond Road Policing Group, quoting reference number 12140005350.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to tony.leonard@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

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