Volume 85 Issue 10 | p. 46 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 5, 2007

Board Reports On Chlorine Accident

Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Climate Change
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

An inadequate safety system led to the release of toxic chlorine gas, the evacuation of a 1.5-sq-mile area, and the medical treatment of five residents and 11 police officers in Glendale, Ariz., in 2003, the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) concluded in a final report released last week. The accident occurred at DPC Enterprises, which repackages chlorine from railcars into smaller containers for local industrial uses. The firm captures chlorine vented . . .

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