I just went downstairs to buy a Pepsi.
I met 2 people coming
in the building. They said people are fighting over at Rite aid (the
closest store to us) about the water and ice. He said there was none
left to fight over which is even more crazy.
They made the announcement at 6pm...it hasn't even been an hour.
Then another lady came in and said they were fighting down at Dollar General as well and they didn't have any water either.
People are nuts.
DR MICHAEL CASTELLINI, CHAIR MU CHEMISTRY: The 4-Methylcyclohexane
Methanol Leak will be colorless, with faint odor. It will be a skin
irritant if bathed with. It will be a
respiratory irritant. Drinking it would be like drinking a glass of
water with gasoline…one would immediately spit it out. If an ounce was
swallowed it would be a stomach irritant. All this said, the
concentration of the 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol would likely be small
enough to avoid major health issues. In other words, the contaminant
would be diluted as it moves downstream thru major rivers, such that the
concentration of the chemical would be muted/diluted.