Hazardous dust contained at site of Cass County semi accident

HAZMAT crews were called out in Cass County Monday to handle a load of hazardous dust in a semi rollover.

The Cass County Emergency Management Agency said crews responded about 8:30 a.m. to the scene of the crash on 225 South — between 375 West and 275 West.

The semi was carrying a load of electric arc furnace dust, or EAFD. EAFD is a by-product of steelmaking and contains hazardous materials.

Plastic sheets were laid over the dust to try and prevent further spill with high winds also a concern. Fuel leaks were also a situation at the scene.

Indiana Department of Environmental Management assisting in the cleanup.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management was on scene with an environmental contractor.  Crews had to wait for containers to be delivered to transport the dust.