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Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea

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The South Korean government on Monday designated the area around a chemical spill in the southeastern city of Gumi a special disaster zone, after more than 3,000 people were injured.


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On 27 September, an explosion at the Hube Globe chemical plant released about eight tonnes of hydrofluoric acid, which can damage lungs and bones and affect the nervous system. The leak killed five workers and injured 18 others, according to the state-run Yonhap news agency.

The secondary damage has been aggressive and fast spreading.


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Nearly 3,200 people have been treated for nausea, chest pain, rashes and sore eyes after inhaling toxic fumes, and the leak has also damaged crops and livestock. Some have accused the government of botching the response to the accident. Firefighters failed to use calcium hydroxide, the neutralizing agent for hydrofluoric acid, and the local authorities were slow to evacuate workers at the factory and residents in nearby regions.


HF is one of the nastier chemicals out there, it's an acid for sure, but the fluoride attacks all of the calcium in your body. I'll refer you to Breaking Bad.
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8 metric tons of HF? Holy shite.


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I'm surprised more people weren't injured......Korea has such a high population density...


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HF was on an old ER episode once.

There will probably be more deaths coming.


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so not Gangnam Style



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Damnit


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Hydrofluoric Acid


Yikes! That is some bad shite.


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The World's gonna dissolve!


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LSU alum wannabe



Doesn't watch Break Bad.


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That is some nasty *$^&%(#. I remember in chem class the professor saying there was Nitric Acid, Sulfuric Acid, and then there was Hydroflouric Acid in a class all by itself.


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I've worked on a site with an HF plant, have inhaled some, and it is some extremely nasty shite. When you walk in the plant ALWAYS keep your eye on the ground for drips from leaking pipe. You do not want to get any on you because it eats its way through your flesh to attack your bones. If you do get a drip on you then you can look forward to calcium hydroxide injections to neutralize it and save your bones. It's also the stuff they use to etch glass. Incredibly corrosive.


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