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Chemical spill shuts down U.S. 601 Friday night
Spill - Pilot Station
C-I Web Extra: Firefighters glow in white and gold (center) as law enforcement vehicles block the entrance to the Pilot truck in the right hand north bound lane of U.S. 601 (far left). The C.E.R.T. crew would be to the right side of this picture, out of view. The clean up finished at 1 a.m., allowing the Pilot to reopen seven hours after it was evacuated. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium chloride. If it sounds dangerous, that’s because it is, and 350 gallons of it leaked from a single 650-gallon “tote,” or container, of 14 on a tractor trailer at the Pilot truck stop Friday evening in Lugoff. The store was closed for seven hours while emergency crews assessed and cleaned up the site.