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Improper Disposal Of Hazardous Chemicals Maybe Cause Anhui Chemical Plant’s Explosion

May 11, 2017

A chemical plant exploded on February 8th night in Tongling, Anhui. According to the pictures and video that users upload to the Internet, a sudden explosion, duration of 10 seconds or so, the fire red sky and raised a huge "mushroom cloud" that illuminated the black night. The local users said on micro-blog :"Even living in the very remote place can see the red light 、feel the great vibration and hear the sound." The local fireman guess it may be a fuel depot factory explosion, due to acetone, the specific cause of the fire is also unknown.

 Acetone is a flammable and toxic colorless transparent liquid, according to the national hazardous chemicals MSDS, acetone must be stored in a cool, ventilated warehouse and be away from Fire and heat sources.It must be stored separately from oxidizing agents and shall be provided with explosion-proof storage and ventilation facilities. Storage areas shall be equipped with emergency handling equipment and appropriate containment materials.

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