Albany -- More than 60 pounds of a high toxic chemical spilled Thursday closing Slappey Boulevard for seven hours, and now its cleanup could prove costly for Helena Chemical.
Albany Police are still investigating what caused the load of 45 pound Temik containers to spill onto South Slappey.
Fire, Police, EMS, the Environmental Protection Division, and Department of Transportation all responded. EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught was pleased with that response and said standard procedure calls for Helena Chemical to pay for those services and the clean-up.
"We have a formula we use for each piece of apparatus number of hours each piece was out there and multiply it by an hourly rate so it will take me a while to compile all that information," said Vaught.
RCL Environmental Company, hired by Helena Chemical cleaned up the spill. RCL used a decontamination agent and Clorox to clean the roadway then put down sand to soak up those substances.