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Overturned tanker carrying crude oil, not hydrogen sulfide

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    Tuesday, January 7 2014 6:27 PM EST2014-01-07 23:27:10 GMT
    (01/07/14) - We have an update from the Michigan Department of Transportation on the I-69 bridge over Irish Road in Davison Township. Last week, a tanker crashed through the guardrail and down an overpass
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  • Portion of I-69 remains closed following tanker explosion

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    Friday, January 3 2014 3:57 PM EST2014-01-03 20:57:38 GMT
    (01/02/14) - An overturned tanker in Davison Township at Irish and I-69 has spilled hazardous material, possibly hydrogen sulfite. I-69 shutdown both ways between Belsay and State roads Hazmat teams
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DAVISON TOWNSHIP (WJRT) -

(01/02/14) - In the moments just after the explosion of a tanker that rolled off the overpass on eastbound I-69 near Irish Road in Davison, emergency crews called for an evacuation.

Initial reports from workers on the scene were that the tanker was carrying a highly toxic, potentially deadly liquid gas - hydrogen sulfide.

As more information came out, the good news was, the tanker was carrying crude oil, not hydrogen sulfide.

There is still a real danger of becoming very sick from exposure.

Burning crude oil produces hydrocarbons that can be toxic. These chemicals include carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, sulfur dioxide, and volatile organic compounds.

Exposure to burning crude oil can cause damage to your nose, lungs and airways, which can cause shortness of breath, breathing problems, coughing, itching, red or watery eyes and black mucous.

If you have been exposed and are experiencing these symptoms, check with your doctor right away.

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