At a chemical plant in eastern China has leaked about 20 tons of the toxic substance. According to ITAR-TASS referring to Xinhua, the accident occurred today in the afternoon at the company's "Hailan" located in the industrial area of Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province.
It is a toxic chemical called hydrofluoric acid. After detecting leakage employees and residents located in the area homes were immediately evacuated. Information on injuries were reported. At the accident site has special services, police and fire brigades. Operation is to eliminate the effects of leakage, the causes of which have not yet been established.
Hydrofluoric acid is used in industry and is an extremely toxic substance. Inhalation of its vapors can cause serious health problems and even lead to death