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Storm Drain; Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii | 1985-Nov-28

Initial Notification: On November 28, 1985, a tank car carrying hydrochloric acid ruptured next to a storm drain behind piers 34 and 35 in Honolulu. An unknown quantity of acid entered the storm drain system before the tank car could be secured. Cleanup crews were dispatched to the scene and soda ash was applied to neutralize the acid. When some members of the crew on-scene became sick, apparently from breathing fumes at the site that smelled like chlorine, the crew was removed from the scene. USCG district 14.

Incident Details
Products of concern:Hydrochloric acid
Latitude (approximate): 21° 19.26′ North
Longitude (approximate): 157° 51.60′ West