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2022-05-26 8:32:26 PM  
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2022-05-26 11:49:53 PM  
For the love of pete! That could have been my girlfriend!
 
2022-05-26 11:59:18 PM  
What face do you make for ammonia death?
 
2022-05-27 12:03:06 AM  
Bhopal in Toronto?
 
2022-05-27 12:06:22 AM  
Fernie Memorial Arena Incident Animation
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2022-05-27 12:08:51 AM  
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2022-05-27 12:15:59 AM  

Salmon: What face do you make for ammonia death?


Puking.

At a warehouse sized test facility I did some work at, there was a release of no more than a few tens of grams and everybody felt like hurling for 20 minutes after evacuating.
 
2022-05-27 12:18:08 AM  
The ammonia used in cooling systems is Anhydrous Ammonia, same stuff used to fertilize corn. It is a rapid blistering agent, attacking any mucous membrane it finds.
Basically take a couple of breaths and you drown in your own juices.
A nasty way to go.
 
2022-05-27 12:25:55 AM  
Yeah, this is the same as "Mustard Gas" from the 1st World War, heavier than air so it sinks... it's chlorine so think about if you've ever been in a pool that's been recently "shocked" or maybe a public poool* which just gets overdosed...  those feelings aren't even the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the gas.

*I made that typo, not really sure how but I like it, maybe the pool is bigger? I dunno, gonna leave it alone
 
2022-05-27 12:27:45 AM  
**same effect, not same chemical


My bad, left out a word
 
2022-05-27 1:34:31 AM  
What happened at Bhopal is likely the worst industrial accident in history. One guy dying is bad; very bad. But people die doing industrial work fairly regularly, unfortunately. I used to do it and although me and the people around me were very safe, there is always danger.

Bhopal is a stack of failures that Union Carbide was responsible for. It was very colonial in a sense. Union Carbide ceased existing as a company due to that. It's not justice, but at least the company was split into bits and sold away.
 
2022-05-27 1:35:58 AM  
Bhopal was also methyl isocyanate, not ammonia.
 
2022-05-27 1:44:10 AM  
Ammonia is certainly no methyl isocyanate


Reflections on Bhopal After Thirty Years
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2022-05-27 2:08:57 AM  
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2022-05-27 2:25:22 AM  
FYI: ammonia is roughly 250 times more soluble in water than carbon dioxide. You can actually dissolve over half a kilo of ammonia in just 1 liter of water.
 
2022-05-27 7:28:35 AM  

Snort: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/BBxzXKRSjsc]


was going to post that and ask if everyone involved in the link was color coded by job.
 
2022-05-27 8:32:26 AM  

adamatari: What happened at Bhopal is likely the worst industrial accident in history. One guy dying is bad; very bad. But people die doing industrial work fairly regularly, unfortunately. I used to do it and although me and the people around me were very safe, there is always danger.

Bhopal is a stack of failures that Union Carbide was responsible for. It was very colonial in a sense. Union Carbide ceased existing as a company due to that. It's not justice, but at least the company was split into bits and sold away.


Exactly. Comparing this to Bhopal is not correct.
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Atlanta came close to disaster 2021 and again in 2022.
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