From: Richard Rosera <richardrosera**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Germany industrial release response sulfuric_acid
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:35:59 -0500
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Additional note about a Pinboard item.  The link below indicates that the acid cloud in Oberhausen was a mixture of both sulphuric acid and hydrochloric acid, caused by unloading of the latter acid into a tank storing the former acid.  Sulphuric acid by itself is not very volatile, but mixing it with much more volatile hydrochloric acid is definitely not recommended!

Richard Rosera
Rosearray EHS Services LLC

Sulphuric acid cloud from chemical plant accident triggers evacuations as 150 residents suffer breathing problems 
Over 150 people have been treated for breathing problems after an accident at a chemical plant sent a cloud of sulfuric acid gas floating over a German city. 

Police and firefighters evacuated dozens of people from homes and businesses near to the complex in Oberhausen where the spillage occurred on Thursday morning. 

Authorities took to Twitter and Facebook to warn all residents in the metropolis in the old industrial Ruhr region to close all windows and doors and to avoid going outside.
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