Toxic leak in South Korea sickens thousands, ruins crops - CNN.com:
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: http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/09/world/asia/south-korea-toxic-leak/index.html?iref=obinsite
- 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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