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    YMCA Pool in Edgewater MD Sends 35 to Hospitals

    Looks like a pump broke and dumped either a lot of MA or CL into the pool. Hope everyone makes a full recovery.

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    Re: YMCA Pool in Edgewater MD Sends 35 to Hospitals

    Idiocracy is coming...

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    Re: YMCA Pool in Edgewater MD Sends 35 to Hospitals

    It would be nice if a few of those statements were complete sentences. I am not sure what a few of them were meant to say. Reporting at its finest.
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    Re: YMCA Pool in Edgewater MD Sends 35 to Hospitals

    Agreed
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    Re: YMCA Pool in Edgewater MD Sends 35 to Hospitals

    Antibiotics for chemical exposure ???

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    Re: YMCA Pool in Edgewater MD Sends 35 to Hospitals

    Nothing they said about what happened makes any sense at all. The symptoms described are chlorine gas symptoms, and one of the firemen said the chemicals were "bubbling up", but much of the rest of what they say seems to contradict that. My over all impression is that no one on site actually knew what was happening.

    Trying to put the pieces together so they make sense, and therefore ignoring about half of what they said, I suspect they had high flow rate injectors for both bleach and muriatic acid setup so that only one could feed at a time. If something broke somehow (because of the storm???) so that both bleach and acid were feed in at the same time, that could create chlorine gas. But for that to happen the injection rates would have to be pretty high, higher than would normally make sense. But 9/10ths of this is guessing. The story is just too garbled.
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    Re: YMCA Pool in Edgewater MD Sends 35 to Hospitals

    Quote Originally Posted by Thimble View Post
    Antibiotics for chemical exposure ???

    Riiiiiiiight!
    "He also said that antibiotics do nothing in a case like this..."

    O RLY? I thought antibiotics were great treatments for chemical exposure, viruses, headaches, bunions and bad hair days. Can you imagine the sequence that led to this information? Something like:

    Reporter: Will you treat with antibiotics?
    Doctor: *rolls eyes* *refrains from calling them an idiot* "In cases like this, antibiotics do nothing." *promptly walks away*
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