Ten Hospitalized In Coral Springs Hazmat Incident

Chemical mixture at water plant causes sicknesses

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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.

    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.