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>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
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
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.
Lab Safety Specialist
Stony Brook University
EH&S Web site: http://www.stonybrook. edu/ehs/lab/
Remember to wash your hands!
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