toxic cloud

toxic cloud

A mass of airborne toxins, e.g., aerosolized bacterial pathogens chemicals, or fumes released by the burning of a hazardous substance.
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The initial giant explosions had sparked concerns among locals who fear being cloaked in a toxic cloud, and residents and victims' relatives have railed against officials for keeping them in the dark about the scale of the incident.
There was no immediate sign of any toxic cloud in the air as firefighters brought the fire largely under control by morning.
There was no indication of what caused the blasts, and no immediate sign of any toxic cloud in the air as firefighters brought the fire largely under control by morning.
MADRID, Rabi'II 23, 1436, February 12, 2015, SPA -- Spanish authorities ordered the residents of five northeastern towns to stay indoors for some two hours Thursday after a chemical explosion at a warehouse spread a large, orange toxic cloud over the area, AP reported.
Step out from beneath the toxic cloud that looms large over St James' Park, and it's a somewhat different story.
According to the report, China faced one of its most prolonged environmental crisis last winter when a vast toxic cloud of pollutants settled over Beijing and large parts of north China.
Some operators use a technique called a aACAybomb', which combines chemicals on site, which then release a dense toxic cloud that envelopes the home being treated (from where the inhabitants should have retreated), but may then leak into neighbouring homes (where the unfortunate residents are unaware of their neighbours' poison).
A toxic cloud moved into residential areas on Tuesday night.
1-magnitude earthquake, devastating much of the small town of West and sending up a toxic cloud.
In 2003, a blow-out at a CNPC natural gas well in southwest China's Chongqing turned 25 square km (10 sq miles) of farmland into a lethal zone, killing 243 people and poisoning thousands as they slept or scrambled to escape a toxic cloud of hydrogen sulphide.
No reform, if one is really needed, will be legitimate, the letter said, when the chief deputy director of the DTSC holds significant amounts of Chevron stock and decides to abdicate the department's statutory authority to regulate refineries in the wake of Chevron's toxic cloud that sent as many as 15,000 people to the hospital.
50pm THERE'S a toxic cloud hanging over New York City during Thanksgiving 1966.