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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History hangs like a toxic cloud over the nation that was once a beacon of modernity for newly independent states.
Ahead of us were trucks spraying the roads with salted effluent, used to keep the dirt in place so it would not spring up into a toxic cloud.
A SHIPWRECK could be to blame for the toxic cloud that forced Bank Holiday evacuations along the South Coast.
AFTER Diwali festivities led to a toxic cloud of chemicals and smoke enveloping Delhi, the government announced a raft of measures on Tuesday.
The Directorate of Health, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), treated over 1,000 cases of suffocation in Qayyarah, Ijhala, and Makhmour primary health care centers, late last week when stockpiles of sulphur dioxide stored at the Mishraq Sulphate factory caught fire, leading to a large toxic cloud plume spreading over dozens of kilometers.
And, last week, a toxic cloud plume spread for dozens of kilometres after stockpiles of sulphur dioxide stored at the Mishraq Sulphate Factory caught fire.
15:50 Plume of dirty air set to hit region toxic cloud is set to hit northern England later this week.
Forecasters have said that the toxic cloud, which is being blown from the continent, will cover parts of Wirral and Liverpool by Saturday, and will spread to cover the whole of Merseyside by Sunday.
He got some good goals and some important ones too - not least when he pulled the strings and got the crucial leveller away in a high-risk win at Wolves to end a three game wobble and blow away a toxic cloud bubble of cynicism and doubt that had enveloped the club.
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.
There was 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.