Type: Lessons Learned
Publisher: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
Published As: Public
A technician accidentally dropped a one quart glass bottle of an Epoxy Curing Agent. The spill was cleaned up using GREEN STUFF Absorbent and placed into a metal garbage can. Five days later the garbage can was found smoldering with no signs of flames. The Fire Marshal found that the GREEN STUFF and the spilled chemicals had formed a semi-rigid mass that was charred in the middle, and there were small charred scraps of paper and wood. Additionally, the plastic bag used to collect the cleanup debris was partially melted. The absorbent is not compatible for cleaning up all chemicals. The compatibility list should be on hand for review by all users of absorbent.
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