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3. Protect persons from breathing dust. This can be accomplished by approaching from the upwind side or by breathing through respirators or handkerchiefs when other means are not available. 4. Prevent spread of spilled material and keep it out of streams, reservoirs, or other bodies of water. F O R S H I P M E N T S E S C O R T E D B Y T H E D E P A R T M E N T OF E N E R G Y O R DEP A R T M E N T OF D E F E N S E (sometimes shipped as explosives and radioactive material): 1. If guards are present and not incapacitated, follow their recommendations with regard to safety and elimination of hazards until other assistance arrives.
It will not drift or flow against the wind but may travel a considerable distance with the wind. Vapors can be dispersed by spraying with water as a fog. See ASTM F 1127. 5. Do not permit liquid to drain into sewers, since vapor arising from the liquid may ignite at some point far distant from the leak and cause serious damage to life or property. Do not permit liquid to drain into water sources. Water thus contaminated may cause environmental harm. Do not use detergents or dispersants, since they may enhance vapor release in sewers and cause excessive penetration into soil.
Be aware of the possible mechanical damage from large quantities of diked water runoff if the dike is breached. Flammable Gas, Flammable and Combustible Liquids 35 Do not puncture or rupture the shell of a tank involved in a fire. Puncture or rupture will increase the seriousness of the situation, since any opening made in a tank will liberate more flammable liquid and extend the fire. The safety valves on tank vehicles are designed to limit internal pressure to much less than the designed bursting pressure of the tank, provided the valves are not buried or so obstructed that they cannot open.
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