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Hazardous material leak caused by faulty valve

(Photo source: Kimberly Dawson) (Photo source: Kimberly Dawson)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Emergency crews in Gulfport are responding to a hazardous material spill on Hwy. 49 near 33rd St. Southbound traffic on the highway was shut down for a short time while an officer inspected the truck, but it has since been reopened.

Officials tell us an 18-wheeler was leaking concentrated hydrogen peroxide. The tank began to leak after a valve failed. We're told the truck is hauling 50,000 pounds of the product.

A police officer noticed the truck was leaking and pulled it over. We're told the manufacturer is sending a crew to repair the truck, and then it will be on its way.

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