Gives off chlorine, eh? Wonder how that reaction works. Always amused by chemical illiteracy amongst the emergency services folks...
HAZMAT TEAM RESPONDS TO G&K SERVICES
Tags: us_MN, industrial, release, response, sulfuric_acid
St. Cloud Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Chemical Assessment Team responded to a chemical reaction Tuesday morning at G&K Services on Kuhn Drive.
The chemical reaction was caused when a delivery vendor combined about 425 gallons of hydrofluorosilicic acid with 25 gallons of sulfuric acid in a bin, according to Battalion Chief Jerry Raymond.
"When those two chemicals mix, it gives off chlorine," he said at the scene.
St. Cloud Fire Department responds to a chemical reaction Tuesday, Jan. 17, at G&K Services in St. Cloud. (Photo: Jenny Berg, jberg**At_Symbol_Here**stcloudtimes.com) G&K Services sells and rents workplace uniforms and an array of cleaning and safety products.
Employees were evacuated while the fire department examined the building. At about 11:50 a.m., employees were allowed back inside the building.
Raymond said the chemical reaction caused no threat to anyone's health.
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