Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 6 OF 11
|Main Title||Letter from Clorox Company to USEPA Submitting Information on the Release of Chlorine Gas at the Oakland Plant with Attachments.|
|CORP Author||Clorox Co., Pleasanton, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.|
|Publisher||10 Dec 1979|
|Additional Subjects||Chlorine ; Gases ; Toxicity ; Chemical plant ; Exposure ; Air pollution ; Hazards ; Lung irritation ; Health effects ; Respiratory system ; USEPA ; Accident investigations ; Employers ; Occupational health and safety ; Recommendations ; California ; Industrial medicine ; Accident release ; Clorox Company ; Oakland Plant|
This will serve to notify you, pursuant to Section 8E of the Toxic Substances Control Act, of a release of chlorine gas at our Oakland plant. The details and references to support documentation describing the nature of the potential hazard are included in the attached form. As a result of this release, 14 of our employees were taken to either to Oakland hospital or the California Industrial Medical Clinic for examination and treatment. Only 2 of the employees were retained in the hospital, 1 for 3 days and the other for 5 days. The diagnosis was lung irritation and the prognosis is for full recovery with no anticipated complications. In addition, it is estimated that 35 people from the surrounding areas were examined at various hospitals and subsequently released.