Hazmat Team Responds to Goleta for Dangerous Chemicals

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Hazmat Team Responds to Goleta for Dangerous Chemicals
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A Hazmat Team responded to Santa Barbara Aquatics in Old Town Goleta for a dangerous chemical mixture that affected two people.

At 4:30 p.m. Monday, Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a smell of gas at 5822 Hollister Ave. Upon arrival, they discovered two employees had been working with chemicals and accidentally mixed Muriatic Acid with Chlorine causing the employees to have medical symptoms. The employees had driven themselves to the hospital for evaluation, reports Captain Daniel Bertucelli.

Firefighters initiated a hazardous material call with a Hazmat Team to assist. Before the employees left, they covered the chemical mixture in a five-gallon bucket. Using specialty techniques, the Hazmat Team monitored and ventilated the area. They were able to dilute the product by pouring the compound into the pool on site rendering it non-hazardous, reports Bertucelli.

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