Toxic orange cloud spreads in Catalonia

Toxic orange cloud over Spain after the explosion of nitric acid and fire at a chemical plant, located near Barcelona, in the municipality of Igualada. Three workers of the plant went to the hospital with serious injuries and burns, and more than 60,000 residents in North-Eastern Spain was instructed by representatives of the emergency services to close doors and Windows, shut off any means of ventilation and not to go out without the need to until the cloud dissipates.

Initial reports authorized representatives of the administration reported on the high toxicity of the cloud, although a few hours later the journalists were given information about what «the cloud likely to cause irritation in the eyes, a runny nose, but no choking». How quickly will dissipate the cloud is still unknown. According to experts, it all depends on the weather conditions.


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