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Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Acid Spill at Coleytown Middle

Westport firefighters responded to a call about a hydrochloric acid spill today at Coleytown Middle School on North Avenue.

Apparently a custodian was engaged in a cleaning operation in a bathroom area when the incident occurred, according to firefighters on the scene.

They evacuated the building and ventilated it to clear a smoke condition which had set off the building’s fire alarm.

No injuries were reported in the 7:29 a.m. incident.

Hydrochloric acid is commonly used in industrial cleaning solutions.

The fire department said later in a statement that the cause of the chemical cloud was probably a chemical reaction between a floor tile cleaner containing hydrochloric acid and a lavatory cleaner containing a mild phosphoric/sulfuric acid solution.


Posted 08/19/03 at 10:50 AM  Permalink


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