Top Five Industries For Chemical-Related Incidents | April 20, 2015 Issue - Vol. 93 Issue 16 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 16 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 20, 2015

Top Five Industries For Chemical-Related Incidents

Federal agency review of chemical accidents in nine states reveals industries with most injuries, evacuations
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: chemical industries, accidents, evacuations, injuries, CDC
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NOTE: Data collected by the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry from Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
A graphic showing the distribution of injuries and evacuations in chemical-related incidents between 1999 and 2008.
 
NOTE: Data collected by the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry from Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.

A Centers for Disease Control & Prevention review of chemical accidents in nine states lays out the top five industries for evacuations and injuries between 1999 and 2008. The top five chemicals involved in those accidents were carbon monoxide, ammonia, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, and sulfuric acid, the report says.

 
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