Burning soft drink machine spews phosgene gas

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Burning soft drink machine spews phosgene gas
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"An exploding vending machine turned the coolant Freon into phosgene, a poisonous gas used as a chemical weapon in World War I, and forced the evacuation of 10 people from a Texas hospital, officials said Thursday... 'When Freon gas from the cooling system came into contact with the heat from the fire, it changed composition to a phosgene gas,' [Fire Marshal Mark Mulliner] said... Homeland Security officials had to be notified of the incident because of phosphene's possible use as a chemical weapon."

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