October 11, 2008
Van Driver Critical After Crash
MORE than 6,000 litres of alcohol were spilt over a road yesterday after a 38-tonne tanker overturned.
The tanker, travelling from a distillery in Edinburgh, collided with a small van at 8:40am on the A71 near the North British Distillery in Addiewell, West Lothian.
The driver of the tanker was treated for shock and other minor injuries.
Fire services managed to contain the spillage amid fears of environmental damage to the River Almond.
Tom Kane, group manager at Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue, said: "Fire and Rescue Service hazardous materials officers, alongside the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, tested the river and have given the all-clear."
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