Officials confirm nitric acid spill in Toronto

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Officials are working to clean up a poisonous chemical spill off of SR-7 northbound.

The spill happened just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday just off of the 4th Street exit in Toronto when a barrel of nitric acid reportedly fell off of its truck and rolled down a hill, spilling roughly 25 gallons.

The EPA will be on scene around 2 p.m. to test the area and authorize clean-up.

Officials say that this is not a threat to the public, and fumes are dissipating quickly. Ohio State Highway Patrol is also investigating.

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