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Fermilab spokeswoman Deb Sebastian said a 400-gallon tank with sulfuric acid for water treatment sprang a pinhole-sized leak Monday around 2:30 p.m.
According to the agency, the refinery failed to immediately notify appropriate federal, state and local authorities following an accidental release of 4,605 pounds of sulfuric acid early in the morning on Dec. 14, 2013.
Mario Tama/Getty Images High in the stratosphere, sulfur dioxide reacts with moisture to create sulfuric acid, creating an aerosol that reflects sunlight back into space.
The three were beaten and tortured before being killed, and their bodies were later dissolved in sulfuric acid, said authorities, who cited genetic evidence gathered at various scenes associated with the crime.
Public fury erupted in 2003 when a university student in Beijing threw sulfuric acid on bears in the city’s main zoo.
The chemistry of Venus’ atmosphere is decidedly different from Earth’s: Principally sulfuric acid, carbon dioxide and water droplets.
CBS News correspondent Carter Evans reports that residents were warned to stay indoors with their windows closed because sulfuric acid in the air can cause headaches, lung irritation and even induce asthma attacks.
But after Leroy McGahuey was gassed to death by dropping pellets of sodium cyanide into a container of sulfuric acid below his metal chair, Oregon voters again chose to ban the death penalty.
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SULFURIC ACID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sulfuric acid for English Language Learners
chemistry : a very strong type of acid
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