Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 07:41:13 -0400
Reply-To: "Joseph M. Crockett" <jcrocket**At_Symbol_Here**BRIDGEWATER.EDU>
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From: "Joseph M. Crockett" <jcrocket**At_Symbol_Here**BRIDGEWATER.EDU>
Subject: Re: Tulsa Lab Incident
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THF is a peroxide? Shouldn't that be a potential peroxide former.

Joe C

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The correct headline would have been: Good News: Lab Non-Accident at  

- Ralph

KRMG Local News
Lab Accident at TU

By Richard Dowdell **At_Symbol_Here** August 24, 2009 3:41 PM Permalink | Comments (0)  
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(Tulsa, Ok)--A flurry of excitement at the University of Tulsa Monday  
afternoon. The Tulsa Fire Department's Bill French explained what  
happened.  At 2:30 the fire crews were dispatched to a reported  
explosion at Keplinger Hall at 441 South Gary at the University of  
Tulsa campus. Upon investigation fire fighters found that no explosion  
had actually occurred. There was no explosion, no gas release and no  
injuries. After speaking to the professor who found the chemicals, he  
explained that he found two chemicals in two separate beakers. The  
first chemical was tetrahydrofuran, a type of peroxide that will  
crystallize after a period of time and create a potentially volatile  
chemical reaction. The second chemical that was also found in the same  
size beaker was sodium metal which is flammable when it comes in  
contact with moisture. The fire department was called for  
precautionary reasons. The Tulsa Fire Department hazardous materials  
team and the Tulsa Police Department
bomb squad were removing and disposing of the chemicals. The entire  
hall was evacuated.

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