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Deadly toxic gas spreads across Kuwait after leak – Firemen manage to contain escaping hydrogen sulfide
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KUWAIT: A gas leak took place while drilling an oil well wednesday at the Al-Rawdhatain oilfield, Kuwait Oil Company and security sources said, as that the pungent and repulsive smell of hydrogen sulfide reached as far as Kuwaiti City as reported by many residents. The sources said Abdali firemen and KOC emergency teams later contained the leak by burning out the escaping gas to prevent it from spreading far.

Notably, inhaling sulfur gas may cause dizziness, vomiting and diarrhea, stressed security and health sources, noting that residents within a 4-km diameter around the oilfield were evacuated. Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, very poisonous, flammable gas with the characteristic foul odor of rotten eggs. Hospitals reported an i


Added: Oct-17-2012 Occurred On: Oct-17-2012
By: propanoic
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Tags: Kuwait, gas, leak, oil, drill
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  • no doubt "the weekly world news" will headline. Saddam farts from behond the grave

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  • Hydrogen sulfide is one of the most deadly gasses there is. Basically, if you can smell it, it's too much. It's one of the biggest hazards to people who work in the oil industry.

    From CUPE Health and Safety...

    H2S PARTS PER MILLION - EFFECTS

    0.13 - This is the odour threshold. Odour is unpleasant. Sore eyes.

    4.6 - Strong intense odour, but tolerable. Prolonged exposure may deaden the sense of smell.

    10-20 - Causes painful eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, fatigue, irritability More..

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  • Hydrogen sulfide is in our farts.

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