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South Korea Gumi toxic leak, authorities slow to act

In the small South Korean city of Gumi, the authorities' slow response to a toxic gas leakage disaster has prompted angry reactions from citizens.

On September 27, 2012, a chemical factory containing eight tons of toxic acid, exploded and resulted in a massive gas spill, creating a serious health hazard for thousands of villagers. South Korean authorities only began evacuating villagers on October 6, some ten days after the event.

The gas leaked from the plant explosion is hydrochloric[sic]* acid, a highly toxic chemical that can damage the lungs, bones and the nervous system. The official number of affected villagers

Added: Oct-9-2012 Occurred On: Sep-27-2012
By: Sean4u
Regional News
Tags: south korea, toxic, chemical, leak, evacuation, disaster, gas
Location: Korea (South) (load item map)
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