Solano County

Chemical spilled on road

By From page A3 | April 03, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Solano County under the state’s Proposition 65 reported a release of sodium silicate used to cure concrete.

The release happened Monday along Lopes Road near the Marshview exit. The sodium silicate came from 10 five-gallon pails. The driver of the vehicle transporting the pails used absorbent materials to contain the spill and a waste contractor decontaminated the area, a county report said.

The spill posed a “low risk” to the air and groundwater, according to the report, which was released Wednesday.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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