From: Dan Kuespert <dkuespert**At_Symbol_Here**JHU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (18 articles)
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 14:15:34 +0000
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I assume they meant hypochlorite and acid; can't think of why a power-washer company would work with elemental chlorine. 

Which brings up a point—does anyone know of a good reference for in-situ or just-in-time lab scale production of dangerous reagents (like chlorine in the example above)? I know a few tricks that are occasionally useful to teach PIs (so they don't have to handle or store large amounts of chlorine, or phosgene, or whatever), but I can't think of a book or article that brings together some of the better ones.

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CHEMICAL REACTION CAUSES INJURIES IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
Tags: us_MD, transportation, release, injury, chlorine

A truck driver suffered a serious leg injury, and four more people had trouble breathing due to a dangerous mixture of chlorine and acid in Prince George's County on Wednesday.

County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said the truck driver was delivering chlorine to a power washing company on the 8000 block of Penn Randall Place in Forestville when the chlorine came in contact with acid at about noon.

The four other people, all employees of the power washing company, were in good condition after they were taken to a hospital, Brady said.

regards,
dan

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Dr. Daniel R. Kuespert
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Homewood Laboratory Safety Advocate
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences/Whiting School of Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University
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On Aug 7, 2015, at 06:33, Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG> wrote:

CHEMICAL REACTION CAUSES INJURIES IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
Tags: us_MD, transportation, release, injury, chlorine

A truck driver suffered a serious leg injury, and four more people had trouble breathing due to a dangerous mixture of chlorine and acid in Prince George's County on Wednesday.

County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said the truck driver was delivering chlorine to a power washing company on the 8000 block of Penn Randall Place in Forestville when the chlorine came in contact with acid at about noon.

The four other people, all employees of the power washing company, were in good condition after they were taken to a hospital, Brady said.

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