Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:02:30 -0400
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From: Don Abramowitz <dabramow**At_Symbol_Here**BRYNMAWR.EDU>
Subject: Re: headline news - again

< div style='font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000' >It doesn't exactly sound like what I picture an explosion of old, peroxide -laden ether to look like.  No fire, a cloud of white dust, no injurie s, no call to the authorities about an explosion (just the fire alarm going off brought them) - makes me think this was something other than an explod ing bottle of ether.

                    & nbsp;                        & nbsp;              Don

Donald Abramowit z, CIH
Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Bryn Mawr CollegeBryn Ma wr, PA

Ether exploding in a lab? Who woul d have guessed that could happen? How old do you think this bottle was?

NO ONE HURT IN BU CHEMISTRY LAB EXPLOSION 377/No-one-hurt-in-BU-chemistry-lab-explosion
Tags: us_IL, laboratory, explosion, response, ether

A chemical explosion at Bradley University's Olin Hall , 827 Elmwood, left no injuries Tuesday.

Police and firefighters responding to a fire alarm in the building found a cloud of white dust in the lab. The explosion caused a form of ether to dissipate around the room.

Officials cleared the building, ventilated and secured the area. A hazardous materials contamination area was set in place inside the lab.

The lab was locked down until it could be decontaminat ed and the building was reopened. Two students were in the lab at the time of the explosion but no injuries were reported.

Kim Auletta
Lab Safety Specialist
EH&S    Z=6200
Stony Brook University
FAX: 631-632-9683
EH&S Web site:
http://www.stonybrook. edu/ehs/lab/

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