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(Salt Lake Tribune)   "One (bucket) had a thick, yellowish material the consistency of corn syrup, while the other had spilled a reddish powder. He then sprayed the dry-chemical extinguisher on the buckets. That apparently was a bad thing to do."   (sltrib.com) divider line 97
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2010-02-17 04:58:53 PM
Honey Bunches of Cayenne Pepper?
 
2010-02-17 04:59:23 PM
Of course it was. When you don't know what it is, you use CO2, moran.
 
2010-02-17 04:59:32 PM
revenge of the Walrus?
 
2010-02-17 04:59:42 PM
www.cult-cinema.ru
 
2010-02-17 05:01:08 PM
Everyone knows you sop it up with cornbread biscuits.
 
2010-02-17 05:01:40 PM
Dry chemical is probably bicarbonate of soda, so I'm not surprised that the mixture started to fizz. Add a bit of imagination, and Voila!
 
2010-02-17 05:02:25 PM
Crap like this is where zombies are going to come from.

analogmedium.com
 
2010-02-17 05:03:42 PM
Tillmaster: Dry chemical is probably bicarbonate of soda, so I'm not surprised that the mixture started to fizz. Add a bit of imagination, and Voila!

Either that, or Purple-K.
 
2010-02-17 05:04:48 PM
Sounds like somebody was making nachos.
 
2010-02-17 05:04:51 PM
mushroom mushroom?
israellycool.com
/ snake it's a snake etc...
 
2010-02-17 05:06:43 PM
 
2010-02-17 05:06:45 PM
I vote paint stripper and mercuric oxide powder - that should give you some pretty nice fumes with or without the added potassium bicarbonate.
 
2010-02-17 05:06:50 PM
Tillmaster: Dry chemical is probably bicarbonate of soda, so I'm not surprised that the mixture started to fizz. Add a bit of imagination, and Voila!

So, explain to me how the gas evolved (zomg hydrogen gas in an open space!!!!) from an Acid/base neutralization causes vomiting? Never mind that baking soda is white unless it is contaminated with something (and then not baking soda).
 
2010-02-17 05:07:43 PM
NEDM: Tillmaster: Dry chemical is probably bicarbonate of soda, so I'm not surprised that the mixture started to fizz. Add a bit of imagination, and Voila!

Either that, or Purple-K.


Isn't sodium bicarb usually white? Wouldn't something like Re phosphorus powder, iron oxide, erbium oxide, or lead red be more likely?
 
2010-02-17 05:07:46 PM
omg the ingredients for movie blood can kill you!
 
2010-02-17 05:09:09 PM
One (bucket) had a thick, yellowish material the consistency of corn syrup

www.missioncontrol-fx.co.uk
 
2010-02-17 05:09:10 PM
Am I the only one hoping they develop mutant powers from this?
 
ecl
2010-02-17 05:12:10 PM
tricycleracer: One (bucket) had a thick, yellowish material the consistency of corn syrup

A winner has been declared.
 
2010-02-17 05:12:43 PM
Hmm, lets see now.

Utah, check
mysterious chemicals in trash, check

How has no one mentioned meth yet?
 
Bf+
2010-02-17 05:12:58 PM
beldar.blogs.com
 
2010-02-17 05:13:12 PM
Trash-hauling has always struck me as dangerous 'cause of stuff like this.
 
2010-02-17 05:13:34 PM
It's emitting radiation.


/Yeah but the good kind, like how they cure cancer and how spiderman got his powers?
 
2010-02-17 05:15:15 PM
Iblis824: NEDM: Tillmaster: Dry chemical is probably bicarbonate of soda, so I'm not surprised that the mixture started to fizz. Add a bit of imagination, and Voila!

Either that, or Purple-K.

Isn't sodium bicarb usually white? Wouldn't something like Re phosphorus powder, iron oxide, erbium oxide, or lead red be more likely?


OK so he had three buckets, one wiht the yellow, one a red powder and lastly a fire retardent.

folks are claiming that the fire retardent could be sodium bicarbonate...... Seems lots of folks are missing this
 
2010-02-17 05:15:16 PM
mekkab: It's emitting radiation.

/Yeah but the good kind, like how they cure cancer and how spiderman got his powers?


sure, why not?
 
2010-02-17 05:15:54 PM
Iblis824: NEDM: Tillmaster: Dry chemical is probably bicarbonate of soda, so I'm not surprised that the mixture started to fizz. Add a bit of imagination, and Voila!

Either that, or Purple-K.

Isn't sodium bicarb usually white? Wouldn't something like Re phosphorus powder, iron oxide, erbium oxide, or lead red be more likely?


>_
Yellow phosphorus powder is white phosphorous powder usually exposed to sunlight and ignites almost as readilly as white. And would be producing a lot of heat. Iron oxide would be non reactive without a strong acid or other properties that would keep people the hell away from it. Same with lead red.

IMHO it'd either be waste chemicals from drug manufacture or some lazy ass in a chem lab threw out old chemical waste from an EH&S inspection.
 
2010-02-17 05:16:08 PM
Iblis824: NEDM: Tillmaster: Dry chemical is probably bicarbonate of soda, so I'm not surprised that the mixture started to fizz. Add a bit of imagination, and Voila!

Either that, or Purple-K.

Isn't sodium bicarb usually white? Wouldn't something like Re phosphorus powder, iron oxide, erbium oxide, or lead red be more likely?



He was talking about the "dry chemical" in the dry-chemical extinguisher...
 
2010-02-17 05:17:20 PM
tricycleracer: Came for that, leaving amused.
 
2010-02-17 05:18:39 PM
CapitolG: Iblis824: NEDM: Tillmaster: Dry chemical is probably bicarbonate of soda, so I'm not surprised that the mixture started to fizz. Add a bit of imagination, and Voila!

Either that, or Purple-K.

Isn't sodium bicarb usually white? Wouldn't something like Re phosphorus powder, iron oxide, erbium oxide, or lead red be more likely?

OK so he had three buckets, one wiht the yellow, one a red powder and lastly a fire retardent.

folks are claiming that the fire retardent could be sodium bicarbonate...... Seems lots of folks are missing this


Not really, think of what sort of reactions bicarb is involved.
 
2010-02-17 05:21:28 PM
A Lindon landfill has reopened after two employees became sick when two unknown substances mixed together, causing Utah County and military hazardous materials teams to the area.

Causing them to the area, huh? Nice jorb.
 
2010-02-17 05:24:08 PM
Oh goody. A flame war about what's burning in a dump in Utah. My day is made.
 
2010-02-17 05:25:55 PM
We have no idea what it is but it is safe. Go about you day citizen
 
2010-02-17 05:28:44 PM
Ashelth: Not really, think of what sort of reactions bicarb is involved.

Did you read the posts this was in reference to? or the thread? or even the comment you quoted? Iblis was commenting the red powder could not be sodium bicarbonate, and to that I was helping him understand that the Red powder and the sodium bicarbonate were being referenced as two different materials.
 
2010-02-17 05:29:04 PM
Wikipedia says that some dry-chemical fire extinguishers use ammonium phosphate. That would have more potential for "interesting" reaction products than sodium bicarbonate.

NEDM: Of course it was. When you don't know what it is, you use CO2, moran.

That works fine until the day that you encounter a magnesium fire.
 
2010-02-17 05:29:35 PM
somemoron: Causing them to the area, huh? Nice jorb.

I the area once. It didn't go well.
 
2010-02-17 05:30:30 PM
somemoron: A Lindon landfill has reopened after two employees became sick when two unknown substances mixed together, causing Utah County and military hazardous materials teams to the area.

Causing them to the area, huh? Nice jorb.


And then they accidentally the vapor. The whole thing.
 
2010-02-17 05:31:45 PM
Ivo Shandor: Wikipedia says that some dry-chemical fire extinguishers use ammonium phosphate. That would have more potential for "interesting" reaction products than sodium bicarbonate.

NEDM: Of course it was. When you don't know what it is, you use CO2, moran.

That works fine until the day that you encounter a magnesium fire.


Well, if it is a magnesium fire, you better have the special silica compound-charged extinguisher designed for them. Otherwise, you farked.
 
ecl
2010-02-17 05:31:57 PM
SpaceButler: somemoron: Causing them to the area, huh? Nice jorb.

I the area once. It didn't go well.


Have you ever the area... on WEED!!

www.sfgate.com
 
2010-02-17 05:34:28 PM
A fellow grad student once neglected his pyrophoric compounds to the point where they got sit of sitting unattended under a fume hood and pyrophored. The fire department came and sprayed the fire with water. That was also apparently was a bad thing to do.

/fume hood ended up melted.
//glad I don't work on that floor anymore
 
2010-02-17 05:36:16 PM
Ivo Shandor
That works fine until the day that you encounter a magnesium fire.

So you throw the vial of carbon tetrachloride at it. That works fine until the day that you encounter a sodium fire.

/although I can't say for sure CCl4 won't react with burning Mg as well
 
2010-02-17 05:36:41 PM
CapitolG: Ashelth: Not really, think of what sort of reactions bicarb is involved.

Did you read the posts this was in reference to? or the thread? or even the comment you quoted? Iblis was commenting the red powder could not be sodium bicarbonate, and to that I was helping him understand that the Red powder and the sodium bicarbonate were being referenced as two different materials.


Indeed, i must be tired or something. Completely missed that he meant the extinguisher.
 
2010-02-17 05:36:52 PM
I meant the dry chemical in the extinguisher, folks.
 
2010-02-17 05:38:50 PM
Bondith: Ivo Shandor
That works fine until the day that you encounter a magnesium fire.

So you throw the vial of carbon tetrachloride at it. That works fine until the day that you encounter a sodium fire.

/although I can't say for sure CCl4 won't react with burning Mg as well


It might, but it won't put it out. Metal fires are so hot, you can't put them out except by isolating the fire with a specific chemical.
 
2010-02-17 05:48:17 PM
Jeng: Hmm, lets see now.

Utah, check
mysterious chemicals in trash, check

How has no one mentioned meth yet?



It's an LDS lab.



\rimshot
 
2010-02-17 05:48:46 PM
"He then sprayed the dry-chemical extinguisher on the buckets. That apparently was a bad thing to do."

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2010-02-17 05:49:44 PM
"We still don't know what the subtances [sic] are," Cullimore said. "The Army declared the site safe last night, and they are in the process of analyzing [the samples]."

So it's safe. We just don't know what it is. Well, that's a great weight off my mind.
 
2010-02-17 05:51:10 PM
"One (bucket) had a thick, yellowish material the consistency of corn syrup..."


I used to dehydrate as a kid. One time it got so bad my piss came out like snot. I'm not kidding, it was all thick and gooey.
 
2010-02-17 05:53:08 PM
DownIncognito: "One (bucket) had a thick, yellowish material the consistency of corn syrup..."


I used to dehydrate as a kid. One time it got so bad my piss came out like snot. I'm not kidding, it was all thick and gooey.


Damn it! Great minds...
 
2010-02-17 05:54:48 PM
Am I missing something or did they add a chemical thats used to put out fires to 2 other chemicals that was not on fire?
 
2010-02-17 05:56:14 PM

NEDM


Tillmaster: Dry chemical is probably bicarbonate of soda, so I'm not surprised that the mixture started to fizz. Add a bit of imagination, and Voila!

Either that, or Purple-K.


Strange things are afoot at the Purple-K.
 
2010-02-17 05:56:17 PM
Should have followed Centralia, Pennsylvania's lead. Go away and hope it burns itself out.

Worked out swell for them.
 
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