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Sulfuric Acid

The Iron Law of Toxic Extraction

Carl Pope | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

A well-understood and established industrial process -- refining oil -- conducted in two states with rigorous environmental regulation and robust enforcement, every year, kills or injures workers. And the company responsible stonewalls inspectors.

WATCH: MASSIVE Acid Spill On Florida Highway

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Three miles of State Road 60 in Central Florida were closed Tuesday after 1,000 gallons of sulfuric acid and spilled with salt rocks from a truck’s ...

Acid Attacks: An Eye for an Eye

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Mahatma Gandhi once famously said that "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" -- and he was right, of course, but he had never been the victim of an acid attack.

Too High a Price for High Octane

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The refineries in this country still using unnecessarily hazardous hydrofluoric acid must ensure their workers and the residents of their neighborhoods live to see Labor Day 2010.

Tech Worker Found Dead In Vat Of Sulfuric Acid

CNet Blog | Natalie Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A worker at a circuit board factory in Redwood City, Calif., was found dead in a waist-high vat of sulfuric acid over the weekend. Even more disturbi...