Ten Hospitalized In Coral Springs Hazmat Incident

Chemical mixture at water plant causes sicknesses

By Steve Litz and Brian Hamacher
|  Thursday, Dec 1, 2011  |  Updated 11:33 AM EDT
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Ten Hospitalized In Coral Springs Hazmat Call

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Ten people were hospitalized after a mixture of chemicals made them sick at the water plant in Coral Springs Thursday morning.

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Ten people were hospitalized after a mixture of chemicals made them sick at the water plant in Coral Springs Thursday morning.

The incident happened shortly before 9 a.m. at the plant at 3800 Northwest 85th Avenue, according to Coral Springs Fire Department Capt. Richard Antonini.

Antonini said a man was delivering a tanker truck filled with chlorine and when he transferred the chemicals into a tank, they mixed with some fluorine which was left in the tank.

The mixture created a potentially toxic gas, which caused the truck driver to be overcome with fumes.

The driver and nine others were taken to Coral Springs Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Antonini said.

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