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Near Catastrophe After Truck Carrying Bleach Bursts into Flames

ODESSA (PASCO) – A near catastrophic situation unfolded this afternoon on the Suncoast Parkway, after a semi-tractor trailer carrying Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach) bursts into flames.

According to officials, just after 12:00 pm today a semi began to experience mechanical problems and caught fire. The driver was able to escape without injury and no other vehicles were involved. The northbound lanes and exit ramp will remain closed for several hours while the load of bleach is removed.

According to OSHA, Sodium Hypochlorite produces Sodium Oxide and Chlorine (extremely poisonous gases) if exposed to fire.

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  • Was his participle dangling?

    Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:18 pm
  • Thank you Grammar Nazi.
    SPELT=past and past participle of spell.
    Love that.

    Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 9:17 pm
  • I believe it is spelt “catastrophe”

    Thanks. 🙂

    Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 8:52 pm
  • because it’s corrosive not combustibles, and it’s marked in the triangle marker on back of the trailer

    Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 6:50 pm
  • WOW, I’m glad the driver was able to get out alive !!!! Why don’t I see any “flammable” signs in the container ?

    Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 6:25 pm
    • Bleach by itself is not flammable.

      Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 7:00 pm

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