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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: April 27, 1974 - Page 16

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Follow the Leader Remember when? Out looking for springlike pictures on a follow the leader as they headed back into the building at the close ipleasant Friday afternoon, Photographer Crock found these- first Of their physical education class. graders at Taylor elementary school playing the ageless game of Telephoto Residents walk toward an auto to evacuate an area on the Chicago far South Side as a blue cloud of potentially deadly fumes floats in the air. A leak in a chemical storage tank at the Bulk Terminals Co. Friday sent a five- mile-long cloud through the air. Wirephoto Firemen give oxygen to victims of "acid mist" which hung over a Chicago South Side area after a leak occurred in a huge chemical storage tank. The leaking chemical is silicon tetrachloride, which when combined with moisture, decomposes into silicon dioxide and hydrochloric acid. A Deadly Blue Cloud Floats Over Chicago Wirephoto Workman, outfitted in ehcmical-rctardant uniform, faces leaking tank in Smith Chicago Friday. An estimated persons were evacuated from the area. A woman shields herself against silicon tctraehloride fumes Friday as leak in tank continues to spew the potentially-toxic gas into the air. The leak fs in a lank in a South Chicago Bulk Terminal Storage Co. lot. Wirepholo An emergency helicopter takes a look at the tank, right, which began leaking potentially toxic silicon tetrnchloride from a storage area on Chicago's South Side Friday. The nonflammable liquid vaporized Into a cloud five miles long and a half mile wide.   

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