Toxic orange cloud created by nitric acid explosion at chemical plant in spain

 

Residents of five towns in Catalonia have been warned to stay indoors after a chemical explosion at a warehouse spread a massive orange toxic cloud.

The blast occurred when products being delivered to a warehouse in Igualada became mixed, exploded and set a truck on fire, according to a spokeswoman for Catalonia’s regional fire service.  


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Orange sky: Residents were warned to stay indoors and keep windows closed to avoid toxic fumes lurking above houses. The chemical cloud of nitric acid formed after an explosion near a warehouse in the Catalan region

Orange sky: Residents were warned to stay indoors and keep windows closed to avoid toxic fumes lurking above houses. The chemical cloud of nitric acid formed after an explosion near a warehouse in the Catalan region

Toxic: Two people injured in chemical blast outside warehouse. 65,000 residents from five towns told to stay indoors while cloud dissipates

Two people were slightly injured in the explosion. Firefighters said the chemicals which have engulfed skies over the town were nitric acid and ferric chloride. 

Exposure to nitric acid vapor can cause problems if it is inhaled, swallowed or comes into contact with the eyes…

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