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HAZMAT Spills Due to Truck Accidents
HAZMAT Spills Due to Truck Accidents

According to the Department of Transportation, nearly three billion tons of hazardous materials are transported around the country each year by large commercial trucks. Although transporting hazardous materials (HAZMAT) is a necessary part of our world, exposure to toxic ...

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