Wake County Hazard Mitigation Plan - January 2020


Mode of Release

Hazard Class

Incident Count

Rail Rail Rail

Miscellaneous Hazardous Material Nonflammable Compressed Gas

2 1 1


Rail Subtotal



3 2 1 4 1 3 2 1 1 7 2 2 2 1

Highway Highway

Combustible Liquid

Flammable - Combustible Liquid

Wake Forest

Highway Highway

Corrosive Material

Flammable - Combustible Liquid


Highway Highway

Corrosive Material

Very Insensitive Explosive


Highway Highway Highway Highway

Corrosive Material

Flammable - Combustible Liquid

Flammable Gas

Poisonous Materials

Grand Total 589 Source: PHMSA Incident Reports, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Incident Reports Database Search, data as of Feb 19, 2019.

The following narratives, recorded in the PHMSA database, are for a selection of past releases deemed serious incidents, and illustrate the types of spills and damages that may occur: Zebulon, March 24, 2003 – A transport truck was involved in a single vehicle accident which caused the load to shift and the bulk tank to rollover. The tank ruptured, which caused the loss of approx. 3000 gallons of gasoline. The spill was contained by Wendell Fire Department Hazmat Unit. Reclamation and renovation of the site was performed by eastern environmental. The driver was the only injury. He was hospitalized but recovered fully. Zebulon, July 14, 2004 – delivery driver had finished his delivery to this customer. Driver was doing his normal vehicle walk around check, he heard a noise, looked under the unit and noticed a leak out of the belly valve area. He tried the emergency shut-off but the leak was past this area. Driver was able to manually shut this leak down. Driver had noted that after his delivery unit was @ 35% after he shut off the leak it was at 30% this is how we determined the gallon of release. Driver called the local fire department and hazmat team they evacuated approximately 10 people from about 300 yds away. They had a small two-lane road closed for about 3 hours. No property damages. No injuries. Cary, July 10, 2013 – While entering parking lot at Ace Hardware in Cary North Carolina it appears the freight shifted and punctured one 300-gallon tote of caustic soda 50% being shipped as sodium hydroxide solution. Approximately 250 gallons of free product released to the trailer floor and asphalt parking lot. Cary Fire Department responded to assess the site and proceeded to wash the parking lot with excessive amounts of water. As a result, free product and water affected the asphalt parking lot entrance around to back of store and impacted outside pallets and debris being held outside the hardware store. Environmental Restoration and Hepaco were dispatched to perform the cleanup. Upon arrival on site absorbent material was applied to the affected area in an effort to contain. Due to the large area of impact as a result of the fire department water placement a vacuum truck was dispatched to recover free liquids from the lot. Environmental Restoration and Hepaco personnel proceeded to recover free product and wash waters from the parking lot while neutralizing the caustic material. Once the parking lot was secure Hepaco Inc. proceeded to offload trailer clean impacted trailer floor and surrounding areas and

Wake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019


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