Hazardous Materials Incident Involving Chlorine At Buffalo High School

Media outlets in Buffalo, NY are reporting a hazardous materials situation involving chlorine at a local high school. Authorities say up to 10 gallons of hydrochloric acid were mixed with a gallon of chlorine at the Lewston Porther High School swimming pool on Tuesday, February 6th. Details regarding how the chemicals were mixed were originally unclear, although police point to a school worker inadvertently mixing the substances.

According to Lewiston-Porter Central Schools spokesperson, “all students and staff have been moved from the Physical Education Wing to the main section of the High School. There is no safety concerns for our students and staff.”

Per its Facebook post, Lewiston Police Department stated Tuesday, “Lewiston Police, Lewiston Fire Co. #1 and Youngstown Fire Co. responded to a Haz-Mat call this morning at approximately 9am. The Lewiston Police Department’s investigation into the incident at Lewiston-Porter High School determined that the incident was accidental. A school worker had inadvertently mixed hydrochloric acid with chlorine causing a chemical reaction. Students were evacuated to a safe area of the building and the US Airbase Haz-Mat team worked in conjunction with the Niagara County Haz-Mat Team to remove the material. The school worker involved was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital along with another worker and both were treated and released.”

 

7
Leave a Reply

6 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted
JP input is too short

Multiple somebodys screwed up bad… HazCom is really not a difficult thing to get right.

FRESH AIR

Someone should call a Haz-Mat team on the Long Center in Clearwater. They just finished another half mil update on air circulation and the air quality is still bad. Unless every window and door are open, the little chlorine they use, just sits on the surface.

#Swimmer

This is not good!

sven

Yeah, well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.

About Loretta Race

Loretta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

Read More »

Don't want to miss anything?

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our latest updates!