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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Minnesota high school chlorine leak injures, disinfects 37 students   (startribune.com) divider line 71
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2008-03-26 09:57:12 PM
Now they are even brighter and whiter than before!! I bet they're over the moon.
 
2008-03-26 10:24:02 PM
So much for 1 in 4 girls having an STD now!

Where's Minnesota again?
 
2008-03-26 10:24:11 PM
You gotta put chemicals in the pool! That's what they say!
And that's all that they say.
/Forget the simpsons reference.
 
2008-03-26 10:26:44 PM
According to the Centers for Disease Control, chlorine is a chemical used for household and industrial cleaning.

Really? Wow, I never would have guessed. Thanks for the vital info!
 
2008-03-26 10:27:00 PM
That's not a chlorine leak...

This is a chlorine leak!

Oh, wait, we don't have a clip to go with it...

Nevermind.
 
2008-03-26 10:27:25 PM
FTFA: "This is the second chlorine gas leak in Minnesota this year"

Um, Minnesota? You're doing it wrong.
 
2008-03-26 10:30:59 PM
Heh. Last year at my school, some kid dropped a bunch of mercury outside the main entrance. We got off school for the three most beautiful days of the year.

And he got shiatcanned. And probably a huge bill. But at least we got the day off and no one was injured.
 
2008-03-26 10:31:14 PM
I came here to do something very different but subby beat me to the punch.

"Nearly 40 students were injured Wednesday by a chlorine gas leak in the pool area of a high school where a shooting more than four years ago killed two boys, officials said."

The connection is so obvious.
 
2008-03-26 10:33:39 PM
worlddan: I came here to do something very different but subby beat me to the punch.

"Nearly 40 students were injured Wednesday by a chlorine gas leak in the pool area of a high school where a shooting more than four years ago killed two boys, officials said."

The connection is so obvious.


Very slow bullets.

/damned reloads.
 
2008-03-26 10:34:50 PM
A little dab will do ya
 
2008-03-26 10:36:20 PM
The ol' poor a bottle of bleach and a bottle of ammonia into the trash can trick? Classic!
 
2008-03-26 10:36:32 PM
Danger Avoid Death: worlddan: I came here to do something very different but subby beat me to the punch.

"Nearly 40 students were injured Wednesday by a chlorine gas leak in the pool area of a high school where a shooting more than four years ago killed two boys, officials said."

The connection is so obvious.

Very slow bullets.

/damned reloads.


Don't they still use muskets? They probably had to make their own bullets.
 
2008-03-26 10:37:55 PM
I accidentally burned some Methylene Chloride once. It gives off chlorine gas as a byproduct of the combustion. I inhaled some of the vapor, and it gave me a sore throat for about 5 weeks.

Breathing Chlorine sucks ass.
 
2008-03-26 10:39:02 PM
37?!
In a row??
 
2008-03-26 10:40:40 PM
phlegmmo: According to the Centers for Disease Control, chlorine is a chemical used for household and industrial cleaning.

Really? Wow, I never would have guessed. Thanks for the vital info!


Chlorine is a gas at STP, so how are you using that for cleaning?

/sure it is in sodium hypochlorite, but come on
 
F42
2008-03-26 10:40:57 PM
IndianaLiz: 37?!
In a row??


so close!
so close... but you were in a minue before me.
 
2008-03-26 10:41:41 PM
ricodued: Heh. Last year at my school, some kid dropped a bunch of mercury outside the main entrance. We got off school for the three most beautiful days of the year.

And he got shiatcanned. And probably a huge bill. But at least we got the day off and no one was injured.


Metallic mercury is not even that big a deal. Even if you ingest it, it will pretty much all pass through.
 
2008-03-26 10:42:14 PM
Uncle Karl: phlegmmo: According to the Centers for Disease Control, chlorine is a chemical used for household and industrial cleaning.

Really? Wow, I never would have guessed. Thanks for the vital info!

Chlorine is a gas at STP, so how are you using that for cleaning?

/sure it is in sodium hypochlorite, but come on


I wash my eyes in benzine.
 
2008-03-26 10:44:08 PM
so close!
so close... but you were in a minue before me.


I can't help it, man. It's like this ingrained instinct whenever I hear the number 37. Gets me in a hell of a lot of trouble in math class.

/Young'un
//Well, college
 
2008-03-26 10:44:47 PM
Barakku: Uncle Karl: phlegmmo: According to the Centers for Disease Control, chlorine is a chemical used for household and industrial cleaning.

Really? Wow, I never would have guessed. Thanks for the vital info!

Chlorine is a gas at STP, so how are you using that for cleaning?

/sure it is in sodium hypochlorite, but come on

I wash my eyes in benzine.


petroleum ether?
Benzene is C6H6, if that is what you meant.
 
2008-03-26 10:45:19 PM
Sombody didn't get the "don't mix bleach with ammonia" speech.

iammess: I accidentally burned some Methylene Chloride once. It gives off chlorine gas as a byproduct of the combustion. I inhaled some of the vapor, and it gave me a sore throat for about 5 weeks.
Breathing Chlorine sucks ass.


I thought chlorine gas was deadly within seconds; either that theory is wrong or you're one lucky Farker.
 
2008-03-26 10:46:59 PM
Uncle Karl: Barakku: Uncle Karl: phlegmmo: According to the Centers for Disease Control, chlorine is a chemical used for household and industrial cleaning.

Really? Wow, I never would have guessed. Thanks for the vital info!

Chlorine is a gas at STP, so how are you using that for cleaning?

/sure it is in sodium hypochlorite, but come on

I wash my eyes in benzine.

petroleum ether?
Benzene is C6H6, if that is what you meant.


The damn Brits got to me, now I can't spell good old American chemicals.
/Or is it Germans that say/said Benzine?
//It's a limey to me.
 
2008-03-26 10:47:38 PM
Uncle Karl:
phlegmmo: According to the Centers for Disease Control, chlorine is a chemical used for household and industrial cleaning.

Really? Wow, I never would have guessed. Thanks for the vital info!

Chlorine is a gas at STP, so how are you using that for cleaning?

/sure it is in sodium hypochlorite, but come on


You always see and hear the warnings not to mix bleach w/ ammonia (toilet cleaners) because of the risk of chlorine gas being produced.
 
2008-03-26 10:48:20 PM
My alma mater on Fark...again. Seriously, is the place built on an Indian Burial Ground?

bighugelabs.com
 
2008-03-26 10:48:41 PM
Oh, my face is on fire!
 
2008-03-26 10:48:55 PM
Chlorine is also used in salt licks.
 
2008-03-26 10:50:30 PM
Barakku: Uncle Karl: Barakku: Uncle Karl: phlegmmo: According to the Centers for Disease Control, chlorine is a chemical used for household and industrial cleaning.

Really? Wow, I never would have guessed. Thanks for the vital info!

Chlorine is a gas at STP, so how are you using that for cleaning?

/sure it is in sodium hypochlorite, but come on

I wash my eyes in benzine.

petroleum ether?
Benzene is C6H6, if that is what you meant.

The damn Brits got to me, now I can't spell good old American chemicals.
/Or is it Germans that say/said Benzine?
//It's a limey to me.


Germans, use benzene to mean gasoline. In WW2 they used it as ersatz-gasoline/fuel, which they made from coal.
 
2008-03-26 10:51:42 PM
phlegmmo: You always see and hear the warnings not to mix bleach w/ ammonia (toilet cleaners) because of the risk of chlorine gas being produced.

yes, but straight chlorine is not a cleaning agent.

Which is what this says:

According to the Centers for Disease Control, chlorine is a chemical used for household and industrial cleaning.
 
2008-03-26 10:52:22 PM
phlegmmo: Chlorine is also used in salt licks.

And road de-icer.
 
2008-03-26 10:53:59 PM
Uncle Karl:
phlegmmo: You always see and hear the warnings not to mix bleach w/ ammonia (toilet cleaners) because of the risk of chlorine gas being produced.

yes, but straight chlorine is not a cleaning agent.

Which is what this says:

According to the Centers for Disease Control, chlorine is a chemical used for household and industrial cleaning.


Well, the Center for Disease Control is misleading. Perhaps they just misspoke.
 
2008-03-26 10:55:07 PM
I love how this brought out all the chem geeks.

Chlorine gas scares me- too many gruesome stories from WWI.
 
2008-03-26 10:58:05 PM
monsieurstabby:
I love how this brought out all the chem geeks.

Chlorine gas scares me- too many gruesome stories from WWI.


The soldiers obviously mustered their courage.
 
2008-03-26 10:59:08 PM
worlddan: I came here to do something very different but subby beat me to the punch.

"Nearly 40 students were injured Wednesday by a chlorine gas leak in the pool area of a high school where a shooting more than four years ago killed two boys, officials said."

The connection is so obvious.


Maybe they were still trying to clean up the blood stains?
 
2008-03-26 11:00:36 PM
In a row?
 
2008-03-26 11:00:40 PM
Damn! That was supposed to be "mustard".

/I suck at this when I drink
 
2008-03-26 11:00:58 PM
I was there! Well, near there. Saw the ambulances, fire trucks, and helicopters swarming all over. Crazy stuff.
 
2008-03-26 11:02:22 PM
Uncle Karl: Metallic mercury is not even that big a deal. Even if you ingest it, it will pretty much all pass through.

Meh, they apparently thought so. I think the worry was that it somehow got into the ventilation system or something.
 
2008-03-26 11:05:03 PM
Another trick is to electrolyze table salt. You get chlorine gas and sodium. It's also lemony fresh!
 
2008-03-26 11:10:21 PM
phlegmmo: monsieurstabby:
I love how this brought out all the chem geeks.

Chlorine gas scares me- too many gruesome stories from WWI.

The soldiers obviously mustered their courage.


My grandpa got a purple heart for that. The mustard gas, I mean.
 
2008-03-26 11:11:00 PM
Hahaha. Light weights!

/oh right...chlorine...
//rusts
 
2008-03-26 11:16:29 PM
Great headline
 
2008-03-26 11:18:04 PM
It's funny because it's poisonous!

/Zoidberg
 
2008-03-26 11:22:35 PM
Metallic mercury is not even that big a deal. Even if you ingest it, it will pretty much all pass through.


Yeah, it can't be absorbed through the stomach or intestinal lining, the problem comes when you have an internal sore, like an ulcer, which it can reach the bloodstream through.

Chlorine gas is very deadly. On first breath, with a high enough concentration, your throat and lungs close up, and if you don't get some fresh air quickly, you'll be dead very soon.
 
2008-03-26 11:22:53 PM
Now calling Mr. Clean to aisle 4. Mr. Clean to aisle 4.
 
2008-03-26 11:24:19 PM
LrdPhoenix: Yeah, it can't be absorbed through the stomach or intestinal lining, the problem comes when you have an internal sore, like an ulcer, which it can reach the bloodstream through.

Chlorine gas is very deadly. On first breath, with a high enough concentration, your throat and lungs close up, and if you don't get some fresh air quickly, you'll be dead very soon.


Even in the blood it is not that great an issue. People have survived injecting it.

Chlorine is a problem if you can't get fresh air soon after exposure.
 
2008-03-26 11:25:12 PM
Chlorine gas isn't the same as bleach, which is sodium hypochlorite. Very different chemicals.
 
2008-03-26 11:31:26 PM
The dose is the thing that determines the poison.

The chlorine I inhaled was a very dilute amount, just enough to make me start coughing and burn my throat. Lucky for me Methylene chloride doesn't burn very well, so not much was released. I had some overflow a beaker I was heating and it got into the Bunson burner.

Of course, I didn't know that someone had turned the hood velocity down to nearly nothing, so I got a face full of Methylene chloride vapor and combustion products.
 
2008-03-26 11:31:32 PM
www.jokecat.com

Oh ya?
 
2008-03-26 11:34:06 PM
One of my college jobs was with a pool company which used chlorine gas. Being an incredibly intelligent young man, one day I gassed myself. I got smarter.
 
2008-03-26 11:35:31 PM
redflag: That's not a chlorine leak...

This is a chlorine leak!

Oh, wait, we don't have a clip to go with it...

Nevermind.


Well, quick little story about chlorine leaks.

My father used to work for a water dept. During training they got to chemical leaks, and to drive it home to them, they played a real 9/11 call from a man who was nearby a chlorine leak from a train that tipped over. So, for about 10 minutes or so, my father had to sit there and listen to this guy slowly die. Yeah. Point? None.

/creepy...
 
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