Why people want alternatives to chlorine gas
April 23, 2008
An accident at a poultry plant in New Zealand sent ten people to the hospital
after they inhaled chlorine gas. The dangers of chlorine gas are considerable -- which is why it's been used as a terrorist weapon
in Iraq. The hazards are sufficient to make government authorities in the US concerned
about its use for treating water and wastewater, which makes alternatives to chlorine gas -- like much safer chlorination tablets
-- appealing to many communities and plants.
last revised April 2008