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NWS CRW battery charger problem

Post by genlock » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:40 pm

Charge too hard, boil them out.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It's a situation even experts couldn't predict as a group of meteorologists were caught off guard when a strange odor forced them out of their office and turned out to be toxic fumes from battery acid.
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Employees at the National Weather Service in Charleston say they first noticed something wasn't right about 7:30 Thursday morning.

A couple hours later, emergency crews shut down Parkway Road off of Corridor G, allowing hazmat teams to move in.

"We started to smell something and we thought it almost smelled like chlorine or something electrical before we tracked it down and found out in fact it was battery acid," meteorologist Alan Rezek said. "As soon as we called 911, boom, they were here to take care of it."

Leaking battery acid was caused by a malfunction in the back-up power supply.
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Re: NWS CRW battery charger problem

Post by djMatty » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:13 am

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