Friday chemical safety round-up

Chemical health and safety news from the past week:

Fires and explosions:

Leaks, spills, and other exposures:

  • A 60% methylamine solution leaked when workers were filling a rail car at a Taminco plant in Florida
  • Rotting onions led to a hazmat call in Australia. “It was a really pungent smell,” said the local fire and rescue station commander, according to a local news report.

Not covered (usually): meth labs; ammonia leaks; incidents involving floor sealants, cleaning solutions, or pool chemicals; transportation spills; things that happen at recycling centers (dispose of your waste properly, people!); and fires from oil, natural gas, or other fuels.

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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