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Published: 2008-10-10 00:00:00

Environment Waikato says there has been minimal environmental impact from a glue spill that occurred after a truck crashed on SH39 near Ngahinapouri, south west of Hamilton, today.

The regional council sent two resource officers to the scene this morning.

Environment Waikato acting resource use group manager Mark Davenport said a small amount of glue had leaked from the damaged truck, but none of it appeared to have entered waterways.

“Thanks to favourable weather conditions, the glue dried almost as quickly as it leaked out and was safely contained on a small area of soil by the roadside,” he said.

“The Fire Service has been working at the scene to ensure there are no further leaks, and the contaminated soil will be dug out and safely disposed of by a contractor.”