Hanamaki Japan: cyanide leaked from factory

Posted on February 27, 2013 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Warning, Travel Health

Japantoday.com reported that the equivalent of 125,000 lethal doses of cyanide leaked from a factory in Japan after a snow plow accident, a plant operator said Wednesday. At least five tons of liquid waste containing sodium cyanide spewed out of a tank after it was hit by a snow plow at a plating factory run by Kurosaka Plating Co in Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture, on Tuesday, a company official said. One liter of the toxic liquid waste, used to remove nickel plating from surfaces, is enough to kill 25 people, the official said. Read Article

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