Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ink Truck Crashes

Several hundred gallons of ink splattered onto the highway, said Joe Ferson, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

Approximately 16,000 pounds of ink cartridges from the Flint Group, an Indianapolis-based company selling printing and packaging products, was bound for a newspaper company in Portland, Maine. Red, blue, and yellow ink cartridges were inside the truck, but Ferson said there is no evidence the yellow ink was released.

Video link:



Broken Andy said...

No yellow ink released? Exactly how did they mix blue and red to get the yellow clearly splashed on the side of the truck and bits of the roadway?

Interesting story though.

DaddyBear said...

Considering how much it costs to add toner and ink to my printers, that may just be the most expensive traffic mishap I've ever seen.

John A said...

The cleanup had better be done wearing hazmat suits. In the UK (and possibly here) foods sold in recyceld packaging has been recalled because the paper might have had printer's ink. I guess it is not safe to eat the packaging?
"Leading food manufacturers are changing their packaging because of health concerns about boxes made from recycled cardboard, the BBC has learned.

Researchers found toxic chemicals from recycled newspapers had contaminated food sold in many cardboard cartons.

The chemicals, known as mineral oils, come from printing inks."

Old NFO said...

Ah... yeah, gotta agree with Andy :-)