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  •  It is quite poisonous, but it is around 70 miles (4+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, Onomastic, Ender, BvueDem

    to Fort Worth and the winds are quite strong and variable right now.

    When diluted, it is relatively non-threatening.  It is deadly in concentration. The CDC recommends evacuation for a mile or so depending on volume.  I'd say 10 miles should be more than enough.

    Still, if I could smell it at all, I'd get out of the way.

    When UN 1005 (anhydrous, liquefied), UN 2073 (35% to 50%), or UN 3318 (> 50%) is involved in a tank, rail car, or tank truck fire:

        Isolate it for 1 mi (1600 m) in all directions; also, consider initial evacuation for 1 mi (1600 m) in all directions.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 09:15:24 PM PDT

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