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Monday, August 27, 2012

Hazardous Fumes in Alley Behind 1213 I Street

There was a bit of frightening excitement in the 1200 block of I Street this morning. Two DPW workers were hit hard by a hazardous vapor cloud. The situation is resolved now, but here's how it played out on Twitter:



Here's some info on muriatic acid (also known as hydrochloric acid, which might have been the substance at work here).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is probably the cloud where Tubbs backs up his computer :)

diane on I St NE said...

I wonder where this came from. I live at 1211 and we left early for school, but when I returned it was cleared up and they were getting ready to leave.

Anonymous said...

Sorry guys, I farted

Anonymous said...

It's typically used for cleaning masonry though there are less dangerous alternatives.