Concrete-hardening agent containing sulfuric acid spills on Georgia highway, injuring 2

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2023
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A pair of Georgia highway emergency personnel were hospitalized this week after exposure to a concrete-hardening chemical containing sulfuric acid. The incident happened Thursday on Interstate 285 in Atlanta when two 250-gallon containers of the chemical overturned. Before the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department’s team arrived at 5 p.m., two members of Georgia’s Highway Emergency Response Operators were exposed to the hardening agent. One of them walked through a contaminated area while the other smelled and touched the chemical, the AFRD said in a release while not adding how the spill...

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