Toxic Gas Spills into Air at Brazil’s Santos Port Terminal

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Firefighters continue their work at the Santos Port, in São Paulo, Brazil, where a fire broke out on Thursday afternoon destroying containers filled with chemical products. According to officials, water from the rain leaked into containers containing hydrochloric acid and sodium dichloroisocyanurate, creating a chemical reaction which caused the fumes and the fire.

As many as eighty firefighters and dozens of police officers and army and navy personnel were called to contain the fire at the Localfrio container terminal.

The area was cordoned off and those who reside near . . .

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