Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 09:03:43 -0400
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Subject: Re: Chemical Safety headlines from Google
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Pools are bad news!

Two reports in today’s digest, and I forget how many in the previous weeks (but at least one or two every week).

Is it that people take these systems for granted, like something that just always works right, or is it that they assume that pool chemicals must not be all that hazardous because people are swimming in them all the time (ignoring the dilution factor, which must be monumental…)?

I guess I’m kinda glad we never put that pool in the back yard like we had talked about…

Brad


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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Ralph Stuart
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 8:09 AM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google

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EVACUATIONS AFTER CHEMICAL REACTION - CBS 21 NEWS - BREAKING NEWS, SPORTS AND WEATHER FOR THE HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA AREA, http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/Evacuations-after-chemical-reaction/Xoq52959G02iWkCAJeTpRA.cspx

Hazmat crews and emergency responders responded to the 300 block of Shrobs Hill rd. in West Manheim township around nine Tuesday for a vehicle fire involving a chemical reaction.
        Firefighters say the Maryland company van contained pool chemicals that somehow combusted. It was parked in one resident's driveway.
        First responders extinguished the fire, but the chemical reaction forced them to evacuate near by homes.
        No one was injured and people will likely be able to go back home tonight.

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CHLORINE CAUSES ILLNESS AT HAYSVILLE POOL, http://www.kake.com/news/headlines/99907684.html?ref=684

There have been reports of several illnesses at the Haysville City Pool on Sarah Lane during a National Night Out celebration.

Early reports indicate a chlorine leak may be the cause.

Fire crews, hazmat and ambulances are responding to assess several possible patients.

Ambulances are transporting two people to the hospital with potentially serious injuries.

KAKE News has a crew on the way and will bring updates as soon as they are available

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