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Superior evacuation and Duluth advisory lifted

“I am lifting the evacuation order at 6 a.m. this morning,” Superior Mayor Jim Paine wrote on Facebook. “All indications are that the refinery site is safe and stable and the air quality is clean and normal. Welcome home.”

The city of Duluth has lifted last night’s precautionary shelter-in-place advisory for the western neighborhoods.

2 Comments

Helmut Flaag

about 1 year ago

That was fun, now if we could just slow down on the corporate scams and disasters for a few minutes while I try to source a quality gas mask and stock up on dehydrated food and ammo, that would be great.

Helmut Flaag

about 1 year ago

Because why wouldn't you put a giant tub of hydrogen fluoride or a refinery for that matter in the center of a population by the lake? Since it (HF) boils at room temp, you also wonder what happens to the steel in the tank when it's sitting next to a giant explosion? I'm sure they have everything under control though. Technology will save us.

Upon contact with moisture, including tissue, hydrogen fluoride immediately converts to hydrofluoric acid, which is highly corrosive and toxic, and requires immediate medical attention upon exposure. Breathing in hydrogen fluoride can cause death from fluid buildup in the lungs.

Thanks for the warning.

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