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Sulfide Ore Mining - The Resulting Pollution

This is run-off, going directly into a Minnesota stream, from a sulfide ore mine. The stream now contains extremely high levels of sulfuric acid, a by-product of the mining operation. 102 more words

2 Workers Injured By Sulfuric Acid At Tesoro Refinery Near Martinez

PACHECO (KCBS)— Two people working at the Tesoro Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez were injured on Monday morning after they were exposed to sulfuric acid, according to county officials. 256 more words


Understanding Heat Generation in Neutralizing Absorbents

As part of the orientation for new laboratory users, I go over spill clean-up and highlight the practical aspects.  One of these is heat generation when using neutralizing absorbents (acids or bases).  247 more words


Federal Investigators Denied Access By Tesoro Refinery After Chemical Release Burns Workers

MARTINEZ (KCBS)— Federal investigators looking into last Wednesday’s industrial accident at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, where two workers were sprayed in the face with sulfuric acid, have been denied access. 127 more words


Fertilizer plant fire forces Iowa city evacuation

NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities ordered the evacuation of an entire northern Iowa city Thursday as firefighters battled a fire at a fertilizer plant.

Iowa State Patrol spokesman Scott Bright said the fertilizer used for crop dusting contains sulfuric acid, and that the evacuation is necessary to prevent residents from breathing in that chemical. 96 more words

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