Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Toxic leak in South Korea sickens thousands, ruins crops -

Toxic leak in South Korea sickens thousands, ruins crops -
Thousands of people in the area have been affected by the blast at the chemical factory on September 27, which killed 5 people and injured 18 others at the time.

The exact cause of the explosion, which involved 8 tons of hydrofluoric acid, is still being investigated, according to authorities. But the blast spread toxic vapor from the acid -- which is used for tasks like metal cleaning and rust removal -- across the surrounding area. Read more about this story:
  • Can a similar explosion and injuries happen in the U. S.?  Yes.  
  • Do US courts and politicians aid in covering up harmful environmental and chemical exposures and injuries? Yes.  
  • Are Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney exposing need for reporting environmental and chemical exposure and injuries in the U. S., especially involving injuries to children? No. 

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