Accident at chemical plant causes acid clouds in Germany's industrial Ruhr district

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Accident at chemical plant causes acid clouds in Germany's industrial Ruhr district

February 16, 2017 - 09:15
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BERLIN, Feb. 16, 2017 (Local News) -An accident at a German chemical plant spewed dangerous clouds of acid into the air in the industrial Ruhr district. The incident happened when hydrochloric acid was incorrectly loaded into a sulfuric acid tank.

A large cloud of sulfuric and hydrochloric acid belched out of a German chemical plant on Thursday morning, forcing local residents inside.

The cloud of acid drifted out of a corrosive chemical facility near Oberhausen, in the industrial Ruhr district in western Germany.

Deutsche Welle - Huge cloud of acid from chemical plant drifts over German town

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