Grafton Chemical Spill Creates Vapor Cloud

GRAFTON (CBS) – A chemical spill at a business complex created a potentially dangerous vapor cloud late Friday morning.

It happened at Dana Transport, a trucking company, on Westboro Road (Route 30) around 11:15 a.m.

According to town administrator Timothy McInerney, nitric acid spilled inside the building, mixed with other chemicals, created a vapor cloud and leaked outside.

No one was hurt.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports

McInerney said buildings within a tenth-of-a-mile radius of the spill and the North Grafton Elementary School were evacuated as a precaution.

Students were taken to Grafton Elementary School.

A woman who lives on Waterville Street, near the site of the spill, told WBZ-TV she was not evacuated and no longer sees the cloud outside.

  • a

    again this station is reporting incorrect information. buildings on institute road were not evacuted but were lock down. Institute Road is well within the 1/2 mile radius. Does this station ever get their facts right?

    • Lois

      The report says one TENTH of a mile. Your 1/2 mile away would actually be outside that radius.

  • Joe

    Hey a,
    I think you need to take a mathematics course, then come back and post.

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