Ammonium nitrate truck spills load

A truck has spilled its ammonium nitrate load in Queensland.

Police say 36 tonnes of ammonium nitrate granules spilled when a white Freight Liner B-Double towing the load rolled approximately 42 kilometres north of Dingo at 5:36am yesterday morning, according to the CQ News.

Ammonium nitrate is a key ingredient in creating explosives.

Diesel fuel mixed quickly mixed with the blasting granules, and forced police to create a one kilometer cordon around the site.

Firefighters contained the leak, while the 40 year old driver was treated for minor injuries.

Image: CQ News

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