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Tanker flips near freeway offramp

August 24, 2002

Officials are investigating what caused a tanker truck to overturn

near a freeway onramp.

Burbank hazardous materials crews were sent to the Alameda Avenue

onramp for the south Golden State (5) Freeway shortly before midnight

Wednesday. The truck overturned on a parkway between the on-and

offramps. The truck driver suffered minor injuries, Burbank Fire

Marshal Dave Starr said. The truck leaked crude oil from its holding

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tanks and diesel fuel from its saddle tanks onto the dirt parkway.

Crews contained about 50 gallons of diesel and 200 gallons of crude

oil, Starr said. The incident required a full hazardous materials

response consisting of engines, trucks and ambulances from six

Burbank stations and one Glendale station. A Los Angeles County

hazardous materials crew also responded, Starr said.

Ryan Carter

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