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HFD HAZMAT RESPONDS TO CHEMICAL LEAK AT TSU

04/04/2017 11:23 AM – Texas Southern University experienced a chemical spill on the 4th floor of the Science Building. Houston Fire Department Hazmat Unit 22 is on location. Everyone has been evacuated from the 4th floor. There are no injuries or damages reported at this time.

The spill involves Acetyl Chloride, a colorless, fuming liquid with a pungent odor. ACETYL CHLORIDE reacts violently with water, steam, methanol or ethanol to form hydrogen chloride and acetic acid.

Acetyl Chloride vapors can irritate the eyes and mucous membranes.