Nitric acid found in smoldering box at UPS facility

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    Nitric acid found in smoldering box at UPS facility - Wicked Local

    Nitric acid leaking from a ruptured glass container inside a package in a United Parcel Service trailer caused the package to smoke and triggered an investigation from the state hazardous materials team last Wednesday.

    Fire officials and a state hazardous materials team conducted tests on the substance and determined it was nitric acid, which caused brown smoke to leak out of the package, said Fire Chief Jim Vuona.

    No injuries were reported in the incident.