Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Highway Patrol had to clean up a hazardous spill yesterday when a semi carrying hydrochloric acid started leaking while on I-90. Troopers responded by closing the interstate and calling in firefighters in haz-mat suits. There were more than 4000 gallons of the acid on board and about five gallons spilled, damaging the truck, but not doing any other serious damage.
The acid was eventually moved to another semi, while the driver of the first truck was treated on the scene after inhaling fumes.
Laramie, WY – A statewide study says overall health care could be improved for older residents and children. The study screened a number of people in state about dental health care. Cheyenne Dentist Brad Kincheloe says there is a need for better overall oral care at home
"That starts with ensuring that you brush twice a day, morning and night," says Kincheloe. "Floss once a day, eat a healthy diet and the use of fluoride. Either in a centralized water system or a fluoride rinse. There's a number of ways to do that."
Laramie, WY – State highway and transportation officials are calling for an increase in federal funding for the national highway program. That's after the previous federal transportation program expired almost a year ago. Wyoming Department of Transportation Director John Cox says the main proposal now being discussed in Congress would decrease the portion of funding going to rural states. He says WYDOT is working with Wyoming Senator John Barrasso to address that problem
Laramie, WY – The recent egg recall initiated by the Food and Drug Administration has recently widened to Wyoming. The eggs in question were recalled because they may have been contaminated with salmonella. Nearly 550-million eggs have been recalled from two separate Iowa farms.
University of Wyoming food and nutrition specialist, Suzanne Pelican, says consumers should always be careful with raw eggs. Recall or not, Pelican advocates thoroughly cooking eggs before eating them.
Cody, Wyo – A grizzly bear involved in killing several cattle on private ranches near Cody has been relocated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The agency says the bear was moved to the Snake River drainage about 10 miles northwest of Moran. The release site is located within current grizzly bear habitat and was done in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Grizzly bears are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.