As we have recently seen in the news, in New York there have been more 10 deaths with more than 100 people infected with Legionnaire’s disease. Even though most of the water treatment for cooling towers, fountains and potable water supplies are treated with certain biocides for legionella prevention, why do we still see roughly 24,000 cases of Legionnaire’s disease every year around the globe? Continue reading
If you run a News Search on Google for chlorine gas, a plethora of recent events would welcome you:
- August 5, 2015 Grand Rapids water treatment plant evacuated after accidental chemical tank mix up.
- June 2, 2015 a North Carolina data center chlorine gas leak injured 5 workers after they were exposed to the noxious fumes.
- January 21, 2015 Parsippany, NY a chlorine gas leak sickened four hospital workers and OSHA fined the facility for $60,000.
Do you want to see the very same poisonous gas ISIS uses as a chemical weapon in YOUR neighborhood?
Sorry for a harsh attention gathering title here. The fact of the matter is that chlorine gas is used as a chemical weapon these days in Middle East primarily because it’s the most abundant method to treat water, and can very easily be stolen and “weaponized”. Even more frightening, many water treatment plants in the United States use chlorine gas in great abundance with thousands of tons stored on location at all times.