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Tubs Of Acid Left Around Westwood

Westwood Firefighters, DPW and Bergen County HazMat cleaned up four containers of hydrochloric acid dropped around Westwood Friday.

Four containers of hydrochloric acid were dropped around Westwood Friday afternoon, according to Fire Chief Jaymee Hodges.

Leaking acid turned the asphalt yellow at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue, Ridgewood Road and Forest Avenue. The roads were closed as officials cleaned the scene.

Members of the Bergen County HazMat team, along with the Westwood Fire Department, DPW and Police Department responded to the scene. Officials used baking soda to neutralize the acid before removing it to the .

Three other containers were dropped around town but did not leak. Hodges said officials were unaware of who dropped the containers.

Officials from the Westwood Police Department were not immediately available to say if a crime had been committed. Patch will have more details as they become available.

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Glenn M. Muller July 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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