Raw Interview: Chemical engineering professor on calcium carbide

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by WHAS11 News

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 22 at 7:07 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - Dermot Collins, a chemical engineering professor at the University of Louisville used to work at a plant like carbide. Collins says working with calcium carbide can be dangerous and even when companies take precautions, accidents like the explosion and fire at Carbide Industries in Rubbertown can happen.

Collins described to WHAS11 News what happens to people when they come in contact with calcium carbide, what it is used for, and more.

Click on the video player to see the extended interview with Collins.
 

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