April 8, 1997 in Nation/World

Human Waste Spill Disrupts Ohio Traffic

Compiled From Wire Services
 

About 200 gallons of human waste spilled out of a truck and onto a busy interstate Monday, tying up traffic for hours.

One person suffered minor injuries and eight cars were damaged after the truck dropped part of a 22-ton cargo of waste on the Interstate 270 outerbelt on the city’s west side just before 6 a.m.

Police said the waste, being hauled by Fee Corp., was to be used as fertilizer on farm fields.

George Fee, president of the trucking company, said he suspects a problem in the rig’s hydraulic valve caused the spill.

The spill, which covered about a half-mile, backed rush-hour traffic up for miles while firefighters hosed off the three-lane highway.


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