A chemical leak was reported on Monday, January 16, 2012, at the Union Pacific rail yard in Avondale, Louisiana, reports BayouBuzz.com.
Jefferson Parish firefighters were called to the scene early Monday morning to investigate a strange odor emanating from the rail yard.
Firefighters identified the chemical solution as sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate, a substance used in fungicides and algaecides. The chemical compound is often used to treat ornamental plants in commercial greenhouses, the source reported.
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