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Officials Monitor Tributary Of Humboldt River After Acid Spill

Eureka County authorities are continuing to monitor a tributary of the Humboldt River after a truck overturned, leading to a spill of about three thousand gallons of sulfuric acid being delivered to a mine. 

 The crash happened Wednesday afternoon north of Carlin. 

At the time of the spill, the acid was en route to Barrick Gold Corporation’s Gold Strike Mine where’s it’s used in ore processing. 

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Carlos Esparza, director of public works for the City of Carlin, said the community’s water sources aren’t in the path of the creek.  

Esparza said an environmental scientist from the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection said there was no danger to the downstream public.