Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
bunky
LSU Fan
FREE EL GUACHO
Member since Jul 2011
4471 posts

Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


LINK

quote:

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.


quote:

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.


quote:

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.



This post was edited on 10/9 at 7:08 am



Back to top
Share:
foshizzle
LSU Fan
Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
29498 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


8 metric tons of HF? Holy shite.





Back to top
bunky
LSU Fan
FREE EL GUACHO
Member since Jul 2011
4471 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


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





Back to top
meauxjeaux2
Boise State Fan
watson
Member since Oct 2007
44905 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


quote:

Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea








Back to top
LSU alum wannabe
LSU Fan
Katy, TX
Member since Jan 2004
12092 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


HF was on an old ER episode once.

There will probably be more deaths coming.






Back to top
im4LSU
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Aug 2004
14374 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


so not Gangnam Style







Back to top
DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
39276 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


Damnit





Back to top
Douglas Quaid
New Orleans Saints Fan
Mars
Member since Mar 2010
2121 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


quote:

Hydrofluoric Acid


Yikes! That is some bad shite.






Back to top
Pectus
New Orleans Saints Fan
Internet
Member since Apr 2010
44228 posts
 Online 

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


The World's gonna dissolve!





Back to top
DriveByBBQ
USA Fan
Willard's Garage
Member since Jan 2011
4288 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


quote:

LSU alum wannabe



Doesn't watch Break Bad.






Back to top
AstonM19
California Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2007
5675 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea





This post was edited on 10/9 at 8:10 am


Back to top
LSUisLIFE6
LSU Fan
br
Member since Aug 2008
657 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


burns






Back to top
prplhze2000
LSU Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since Jan 2007
30992 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


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.





Back to top
Tigris
Colorado Fan
In a van by the river.
Member since Jul 2005
5742 posts

re: Massive Hydrofluoric Acid Leak in Korea


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.





Back to top


Back to top




//