VIDEO: Chemical leak prompts shelter-in-place warning in Buckeye, Arizona

Hazmat crews are on the scene after emergency officials issued a temporary shelter-in-place order early this evening. This was due to orange toxic clouds billowing from the Thatcher chemical manufacturing plant dangerously close to homes in Buckeye, Arizona.
Plant officials report that the chemicals involved are nitric acid and ammonia. Since ammonia is a colorless gas, it is believed the orange cloud is from nitric acid, which is extremely hazardous to human health. According to the National Library of Medicine, nitric acid is “very toxic by inhalation” and “corrosive to metals or tissue.”

Officials have since lifted the shelter-in-place order and declared the area safe. VIDEO:

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