Corrosive acid spilled in Nizhny Novgorod region

Rescuers Wednesday eliminate leakage effects of hydrochloric acid in Dzerzhinsk (Nizhny Novgorod region), according to the regional central board MOE.

Hydrochloric acid — corrosive substance which, when in contact with skin causes severe burns, and when you open the blood vessels to her form clouds of hydrogen chloride, which irritate the mucous membranes and respiratory tract.

"At 11.05 MSK … reported depressurization tank with hydrochloric acid in front of the factory" Corundum "in Dzerzhinsk. Leakage plastic container cubic meter in volume occurred during transport. Leaked," — said in a statement.

Spill area cordoned off, works on liquidation. At the scene, there are 33 people and 12 vehicles.

This is the second day of emergency in the city associated with hazardous chemicals. Earlier it was reported that the burns of varying severity as a result of ignition of carbonyl iron powder, six workers of shop metal company "Synthesis PKZH."

The injured were taken to hospital emergency medical care, of which five are in serious condition. Fire was not.

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