Sussex Coast Chemical Incident (UK)

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    150 beach-goers have had to receive treatment after inadvertently coming into contact with an unknown gaseous substance on Sunday 27th August (GMT) on the East Sussex coast.

    BBC News Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-41070002

    It has been reported that the substance had a lachrymator-type effect and in some cases, caused some people to vomit – though this could have been induced by excessive coughing. Those affected initially received full decontamination.

    Do you have any thoughts about this incident? How would you and your service/brigade/department handle such as incident?

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    I’ve been thinking about this one a bit. My initial concern is that it is having these effects in an outdoor setting. Meaning that its proabably pretty strong to begin with.

    I would imagine a good decon would be in order, and possibly a little smapling for a secondary metering analysis?

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