People flee airborne acid as North Carolina zinc plant burns

People flee airborne acid as North Carolina zinc plant burns

A raging fire at a zinc production plant in North Carolina forced the evacuations of residents and firefighters Monday after sulfuric acid began spewing into the air. The cause of the blaze, now put out, is unclear. An evacuation shelter has been set up at a local high school.

Timothy
Timothy
Ian Agkpo
Ian Agkpo 8 months

I expect a superhero to come out of this

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 8 months

Scary. wonder what the cause was?

White mana matters
White mana matters 8 months

COME BACK ZINC!!!

Star Alien
Star Alien 8 months

I wonder what will become of the workers.

Seed
Seed 8 months

Hydrofluoric acid is even worse, because fluorine will react with things in all sorts of unique ways; its reactivity and chemical properties make it extremely dangerous and make similar compounds look benign (this is an exaggeration but I assume you get the point)

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 8 months

This reminds me of when a poison cloud of hydroflouric acid escaped into a Texas community.

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