From: Dave Einolf <dave**At_Symbol_Here**ENDEAVOUREHS.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (13 articles)
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:53:57 -0800
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: 004e01d27192$514695f0$f3d3c1d0$**At_Symbol_Here**

Gives off chlorine, eh? Wonder how that reaction works. Always amused by chemical illiteracy amongst the emergency services folks...

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** 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.

This e-mail is from DCHAS-L, the e-mail list of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety.
For more information about the list, contact the Divisional secretary at secretary**At_Symbol_Here**

Previous post   |  Top of Page   |   Next post

The content of this page reflects the personal opinion(s) of the author(s) only, not the American Chemical Society, ILPI, Safety Emporium, or any other party. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. Unauthorized reproduction of these materials is prohibited. Send questions/comments about the archive to
The maintenance and hosting of the DCHAS-L archive is provided through the generous support of Safety Emporium.