Update: Liquid Dumped in Parking Lot Not As Dangerous As Feared - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

3/29/06-Smith County

Update: Liquid Dumped in Parking Lot Not As Dangerous As Feared

Update: Additional tests released Wednesday morning have determined an apparently intentional chemical spill at a Smith County church didn't pose as much danger as originally thought.

The substance dumped near Whitehouse Sunday was an acidic salt water solution containing ammonium chloride, not the more dangerous sodium hydroxide.

The Smith County Fire Marshal's Office says they know the oil well from which the liquid was extracted and are still looking for the person who dumped it.

It was discovered Sunday morning at New Canaan Baptist Church. That's located on Smith County Road 2138 and FM 346 near Whitehouse.

A church worker discovered the substance, and clean-up crews responded after church members started complaining of nausea, itchy eyes, and a burning sensation in their throat.

Investigators say the spill was on purpose, even leaving holes in the pavement.

"These containers that haul this are not pressurized, they're just liquid carriers. And it looked like [the driver] opened the valve and left two gouge-out marks which indicate to me a flow -- a continual flow -- not like he turned around in the parking lot and came out," says Smith County Assistant Fire Marshal Marilynn Wilson.

Wilson wants to re-assure area residents there was and is no threat of serious injury to people or livestock, or danger to drinking water or crops in the area.

  • NewsMore>>

  • SFA baseball upsets TCU

    SFA baseball upsets TCU

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-04-26 04:24:51 GMT
    SFA baseball defeated TCU 6-2 on Tuesday night.SFA baseball defeated TCU 6-2 on Tuesday night.

    Each time the Stephen F. Austin baseball team faced off against a big-name baseball team from the state of Texas in 2017, the end result could have been summed up with the following phrase: close, but no cigar.

    Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium, however, the only was the word cigar could have been associated with the ‘Jacks is if it followed the word victory.

    More >>

    Each time the Stephen F. Austin baseball team faced off against a big-name baseball team from the state of Texas in 2017, the end result could have been summed up with the following phrase: close, but no cigar.

    Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium, however, the only was the word cigar could have been associated with the ‘Jacks is if it followed the word victory.

    More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Mahomes II making rounds before NFL Draft

    Sports WebXtra: Mahomes II making rounds before NFL Draft

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-04-26 04:18:16 GMT
    Patrick Mahomes is making the rounds ahead of the Draft.Patrick Mahomes is making the rounds ahead of the Draft.

    The nickname "Beast Texas" didn't come out of no where. Adrian Peterson, Trent Williams, Lane Johnson, Dez Bryant, and Johnny Manziel are all recent East Texas natives that went in the first round of the NFL Draft. Whitehouse product Patrick Mahomes II has a legit chance to join the exclusive list on Thursday night.

    More >>

    The nickname "Beast Texas" didn't come out of no where. Adrian Peterson, Trent Williams, Lane Johnson, Dez Bryant, and Johnny Manziel are all recent East Texas natives that went in the first round of the NFL Draft. Whitehouse product Patrick Mahomes II has a legit chance to join the exclusive list on Thursday night.

    More >>
  • Class of 2012: Three Lions ready for NFL Draft

    Class of 2012: Three Lions ready for NFL Draft

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-04-26 04:12:15 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    Greg Ward Jr, Fred Ross, and Tyus Bowser are all John Tyler Lions from the 'Class of 2012'. They are all names you could be hearing during this week's NFL Draft, adding to the list of former Lions already in the league.  "There something in the water here. We produce a lot of NFL guys, it's that East Texas water," said Fred Ross, the all-time record holder in catches and receiving yards at Mississippi State.  "Watching those big time guys get drafted in...More >>
    Greg Ward Jr, Fred Ross, and Tyus Bowser are all John Tyler Lions from the 'Class of 2012'. They are all names you could be hearing during this week's NFL Draft, adding to the list of former Lions already in the league.  "There something in the water here. We produce a lot of NFL guys, it's that East Texas water," said Fred Ross, the all-time record holder in catches and receiving yards at Mississippi State.  "Watching those big time guys get drafted in...More >>
Powered by Frankly