Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 27, 1974, Page 16

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette April 27, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa -Gazette Photos by Duane Crock 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 pleasant Friday afternoon, Photographer Crock found these first of their physical education class. graders at Taylor elementary school playing the ageless game of —UP) 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. —AP 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 acidA Deadly Blue Cloud Floats Over Chicago A woman shields herself against silicon tetrachloride fumes Friday as leak in tank continues to spew the potentially-toxic gas into the air The leak fs in a ,r>00,000-gallon tank in a South Chicago Bulk Terminal Storage Co. lot. An emergency helicopter takes a look at the tank, right, which began leaking potentially toxic silicon tetrachloride 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. —--AP Wirephoto Workman, outfitted in chemical-retardant uniform, faces leaking tank in South Chicago Friday An estimated 25,000 persons were evacuated from the area ^    ^    »    -T    .J    I;    „„    H g- ■ .n-iTT-n *«.• — ,1- *.    rj*    .«    -    «#•    *    *    *-    ****    *    .-«.w ;

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: April 27, 1974