N.J. trash truck smokes after picking up combination of chemicals

    An unfortunate combination of chemicals forced emergency crews in Lower Township to respond to a report of a smoking trash truck, after it appears crews picked up a mix of solvents and acids.

    The Press of Atlantic City reports the township garbage truck was making its normal rounds Wednesday morning when the crew picked up materials in front of a home undergoing renovations.

    Cape May County Health Officer Kevin Thomas told the Press of Atlantic City the chemicals appeared to be hydrochloric acid, bleach, Drano and Pine-Sol.  The chemicals were placed in regular trash bags that were thrown out.

    According to the report, the chemicals reacted to each other while inside of the truck, causing it to smoke.

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    The Press of Atlantic City reports no one was injured.

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