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Haz-mat Survival Tips: Suspicious Containers

02/25/2008
Beyond the Rule of ThumbSurvival Tip 25By Steven De LisiOn a Saturday afternoon, your fire department receives a call regarding a small container with an unknown substance, discovered by a citizen while cleaning out the attic of a deceased relative. The caller states that the container is a clear glass jar with a metal screw top, with perhaps 16-ounce capacity, and is about ¾ full. The liquid has an amber color. He also states that the container is labeled with what appears to be some sort of chemical name, but the name was written by hand and the label is worn and difficult to read. The citizen has not yet moved the container and he wants to know what he should do with it. The ...

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