local news in brief : gas forces evacuation - 55 gallon drum
Smoldering at 55 degrees
On Wednesday, a gallon epoxy barrel from a chemical company in Azusa issued a toxic cloud, forcing about 1,000 people to temporarily evacuate businesses and homes.
The incident happened to workers at Jay chemical. , 780 N. Todd Ave.
Heat the resin, which is solid at room temperature in order to transfer to a smaller container.
The material is overheated, yellow, foul-
Before 10 o 'clock, the smell cloud floated nearby. m.
Called Los Angeles fire inspection chagutirez.
Five people were blocked by fire officials.
Place more than 800 pounds of the ice on a melted resin barrel and two other containers to cool the substance and stop the chemical reaction.
County health officials say the resin smoke can cause breathing difficulties and skin irritation.
A spokeswoman for Glendora Foothill Presbyterian hospital said six people were treated and released after inhaling smoke.