Chemical spill sees 139 people go to hospital

Bangkok: A dropped container being unloaded at Laem Chabang smashed into a tank of a Hong Kong flagged chemical tanker yesterday morning resulting in a dangerous noxious leak that saw 139 people treated for fumes.

Areas near the eastern seaport were evacuated while the ship, which was traveling from Jakarta, was moved 10 km away from the port before the chemicals were cleaned up. The chemicals, identified as butyl acrylates, are used for polymer manufacturing and in industrial production.  [18/07/14]

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