From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Picture Request 2 - Refrigerators go boom!
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:26:54 +0000
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> I was hoping to also find some refrigerator explosion pictures, i.e. the reason to NOT use standard household refrigerators for storing chemicals. Anybody have any good pictures they are willing to share?

Check out
for a real life event. Happily, the explosion happened after everyone had left for the evening.

I've seen pictures from similar events and am always impressed by how much energy can be generated by a small amount of flammable liquid in a closed space...

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


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