Saturday, April 1, 2017
Hydrogen Sulfide Events
This post will be maintained, with new events added as we go. I am dividing the events listed here into two sections, one section for events where hydrogen sulfide is explicitly mentioned, and another section for events where either the cause is unknown, or where I have serious doubts about the 'official' explanation.
Events With Hydrogen Sulfide Explicitly Mentioned:
2017-04-12 - Hydrogen sulfide hits school in Parachute (Colorado), school closed:
Quote: "Students at the middle school were evacuated Wednesday morning to a nearby elementary school building after staff noticed odors. The Grand Valley Fire Department detected low levels of hydrogen sulfide at the middle school in the late morning, but students were returned to the building by the end of the school day after the gas was no longer detected."
2017-04-03 - Strong smell of hydrogen sulfide hits several districts in Moscow (Russia):
2017-03-27 - Hydrogen sulfide hits office building on Collins Street in coastal Melbourne (Australia), blamed on batteries, some injured:
Note: Also see the Alfa Romeo that burst into flame on a street in Melbourne on this day...
2017-03-27 - Hydrogen sulfide sickening people in homes in Plano (Texas), homeowners sue the city:
Quote: "Residents alleged that they have been exposed to methane and hydrogen sulfide, a gas that smells like rotten eggs and can be detected by the human nose at very low concentrations. Plano determined that air toxins were coming from its sanitary sewer system and hired an engineering firm to assess the problem, but it hasn't been solved, according to the suit."
2017-03-25 - Hydrogen sulfide blowing over coastal Palm Bay (Florida), for three months, blamed on rotting seaweed:
Quote: "Drift algae and muck along the lagoon banks emit hydrogen sulfide and methane, only toxic at very high concentrations."
Quote: "For three months, residents at the condo have endured a brutal rotten-egg odor from the seaweed, called drift algae. They are at their wits’ end. But their putrid plight — although much more extreme this spring — is not unique. Drift algae explosions have been befouling the lagoon region and other coastal communities in Florida and beyond in recent years."
Note: Well, 'very high concentrations' is a subjective term. Hydrogen sulfide at 1 part per thousand (0.1%) can kill you with one breath, the so-called 'Slaughterhouse Sledgehammer Effect' where you're dead even before you hit the ground. Also, because hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas, it will flow into low-lying areas and then it will concentrate, so even if the amount they're smelling is low in concentration, that doesn't mean it will STAY low in concentration. And NOBODY KNOWS what the effects are of chronically breathing hydrogen sulfide, even at low concentrations. So the people here might have heart or kidney or brain or other problems down the line, if they don't fall over dead or burn to death first...
2017-03-22 - Hydrogen sulfide sickens two people and causes building evacuation at maritime academy in coastal Buzzards Bay (Massachusetts):
Quote: "Rescue crews were called to the campus for reports of an odor of gas in a building that connects the school's dining room to its dormitories. The gas was determined to be hydrogen sulfide, which triggers carbon monoxide alarms, and the source was discovered in a generator outside the main electrical and fire alarm room."
Quote: "Bourne firefighters responded to the scene around 11:43 PM. Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Joseph J. Carrara, Jr. said that firefighters detected hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide coming from the vicinity of the Cadet Information Center. 'There was a smell like rotten eggs,' he said."
Note: Smells like coverup to me. All we can really know for sure is that this building got hit by hydrogen sulfide and two people were hospitalized. Everything else relies on trusting information that comes from the people who are hiding the truth from the public. Here's a Google Maps link of the area. This place is about 24 miles from coastal Marshfield (Massachusetts), and about 30 miles from Rockland (Massachusetts) - two parked vans burst into flame in Marshfield on this day, and a vacant warehouse was destroyed by a massive 7-alarm inferno on this day...
2017-03-17 - Hydrogen sulfide contaminates water in part of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):
Quote: "The sulfur smell is the result of minute amounts of hydrogen sulfide in the water that are not harmful, he said, based on testing the city has already done."
Note: Any amount is harmful according to the EPA. Maybe it's 'safe' and maybe it's not, but NOBODY KNOWS, because nobody's done any studies where people chronically consume low levels of hydrogen sulfide to see what the effects are, since such studies would be unethical and illegal. Best to assume that if you're drinking a deadly poison, even at low levels, it's not going to be GOOD for you. To put it another way: if MY water starts smelling sulfury, I'm definitely not gonna drink it, or even touch it...
2017-03-16 - Oil refinery spews hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide into residential areas in Commerce City (Colorado):
Quote: "Malfunctions after a power outage at the Suncor Energy oil refinery just north of Denver triggered toxic belches spewing more than 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide and more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide gas into the air, exceeding state air quality limits."
Quote: "Hydrogen sulfide, a toxic byproduct of refining and burning oil, can kill. The Environmental Protection Agency has not set a national air quality limit for hydrogen sulfide because any exposure is considered dangerous."
2017-02-28 - Hydrogen sulfide sickening staff and students at schools in South Sioux City (Nebraska):
Quote: "Concern was also raised, this evening, regarding the potential of the city's schools experiencing levels of hydrogen sulfide gas. Students and staff have reported head and stomach aches from exposure to the gas."
2017-02-22 - Hydrogen sulfide blowing around and getting into water in Southport (Florida):
Quote: "County Solid Waste Division Manager Glenn Ogburn also raised concerns about water quality testing results showing high levels of total dissolved solids, high ammonia concentrations and hydrogen sulfide gases, asking the FDEP to closely monitor the site."
2017-02-15 - Hydrogen sulfide continues blowing through neighborhood in Plano (Texas):
Quote: "It turns out what neighbors are smelling is the potentially dangerous gas, hydrogen sulfide (H2S). However, after two weeks of testing, engineers found the levels of H2S were not high enough to be considered a health risk."
Note: Yeah, that's bullshit. First off, nobody knows what effects chronically breathing even low levels of hydrogen sulfide does to people. There've been no studies done. It would be hard to get volunteers for such studies even if it were legal, which it isn't. 'Say, we'd like to conduct a study to see what breathing low levels of a deadly neurotoxin does to people. Wanna sign up?!' Secondly, because it's a heavier-than-air gas, it settles into low-lying areas and it then concentrates. So if the levels are 'safe' on a rooftop monitoring unit, they might concentrate in the basement of that same building and be lethal. So there's never any 'safe' or 'benign' level. If you've got a deadly heavier-than-air neurotoxin blowing around, you've got a serious problem...
2017-02-07 - Hydrogen sulfide wiped out life on Earth during the Permian-Triassic:
Quote: "By analysing sulfur isotopes in pyrite minerals, the team concluded that 'the main killing agents' were brought about by the mixing of sulfide-rich waters from the deep ocean with oxygenated shallow waters. Exactly what caused this increased mixing is still a mystery, however. 'Sulfide is toxic to eukaryotic cells and we know that hydrogen sulfide at concentrations of a few hundred parts per million would be lethal to humans, if exposed for a prolonged time,' explains Shen. 'The shoaling of sulfidic waters, therefore, would kill marine animals in the Permian–Triassic oceans.'"
Quote: "Although the end-Permian extinction happened over a quarter of a billion years ago, the events that triggered it have added significance in the light of current-day climate change. 'Satellite remote sensing has clearly shown that massive fish mortality in the Namibian coastal waters are associated with sulfidic waters,' says Shen. 'As a matter of fact, due to human-induced eutrophication and global warming, the episodic occurrence of hydrogen sulfide has been reported in many coastal waters – such as those of the Gulf of Mexico, California and western India.' This warning is echoed by Lyons, who notes that there 'are lessons to be learned from this event, as we face warming in the present-day ocean'."
Note: The same thing is happening right now, and has been underway since at least as early as 2002, when sea life began fleeing the depths in the ocean off the Pacific Northwest. And the lesson I would learn from this is that we're no more likely to survive this event than all the other species that it's wiped off the face of the Earth in the past and, therefore, we should focus on Plan B options, or else this is the final chapter in the Book of Humanity...
2017-02-06 - Hydrogen sulfide in water gets into home and kills man in coastal Reykjanes (Iceland):
Quote: "The Suðurnes Police Department is investigating the accident in Reykjanes on Friday, in which a man was killed when gases from a borehole were carried into the water supply of the building where he slept, RÚV reports. Measurements revealed hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide in the company’s cold water supply. Hydrogen sulfide was emitted from one of HS Orka’s boreholes in Reykjanes that morning."
Quote: "Andri Stefánsson, professor of earth sciences at the University of Iceland, stated it’s almost unheard-of for gases to be emitted from a cold borehole the way they appear to have done in the accident, RÚV reports."
Note: The times, they are a-changin'...
2017-02-03 - Hydrogen sulfide kills worker at home in Montgomery (Alabama):
Quote: "When Montgomery Fire and Rescue personnel arrived, they identified a chemical release from a sewage drain pipe and then discovered an unresponsive service worker under the house. The unidentified worker, who had been exposed to gas later identified as hydrogen sulfide, was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The man was pronounced dead a short time later."
2017-02-03 - Hydrogen sulfide driving people away at Sunset Harbour in coastal Miami Beach (Florida):
Quote: "The smell can be found for blocks in the upscale area. "There's not a sewage issue," Miami Beach Public Works Assistant Director Roy Coley said. 'We determined it’s a hydrogen sulfide smell that is associated with groundwater.' Hydrogen sulfide is dangerous in high concentrations, but Coley said it's benign at the level of what's being emitted in Sunset Harbour."
Note: It's never 'benign', regardless of the concentration. Being a heavier-than-air gas, it'll accumulate and concentrate in ditches and ravines and basements and other low-lying areas, and then the concentration may reach lethal levels. Even at non-lethal levels, it may cause unconsciousness, kidney damage, brain damage, heart damage, heart attacks or strokes, etc...
2017-02-01 - Hydrogen sulfide hitting coastal Laguna Beach (California):
Quote: "The owner of a manufactured-home park in Laguna Beach said Tuesday there is a 'high probability' that the odors that some residents have complained about are coming from outside the park and not from the sewer system. Residents of Laguna Terrace Park, on South Coast Highway, gathered at their clubhouse to hear Stephen Braun, Hometown America Corp.'s chief operating officer, give an update on the company's investigation into the source of what has been identified as hydrogen sulfide, a colorless gas that collects in low-lying, poorly ventilated areas and smells like rotten eggs at certain concentrations. Residents have reported odors emanating from sinks, toilets and air conditioning vents as well as outside of their units, and they have attributed various ailments such as headaches and difficulty breathing to the gas."
Quote: "For example, the average indoor reading taken from the seven homes from Oct. 1 through Nov. 28 was 0.694 parts per million, while the outdoor average reading near one of the houses was 0.686 parts per million from Oct. 1 through 11, according to results. The inference, said Braun, is that the odor is not coming up through the indoor sewer pipes, that there is something in the unrestricted outdoor air that is just as powerful."
Note: So it was just as strong outdoors as indoors, so yeah, not likely coming in from the sewers, but just blowing around in the atmosphere. It's probably blowing in off the ocean, Earth's traditional source of hydrogen sulfide. Off the West Coast is the huge and growing Great Pacific Garbage Patch. As the oceans become more 'landfill-like', they emit more 'landfill gases', like hydrogen sulfide and methane. This problem will continue to get worse until there are no more human beings left alive on the surface of the planet. And then it'll get REALLY bad, but that'll be a problem for the bugs and weeds and bacteria and jellyfish...
2017-02-01 - Hydrogen sulfide found in well water in San Antonio (Texas):
Quote: "Construction begins Thursday for two cooling towers for two Catahoula wells. The $1.2 million towers will help fix a harmless smell caused by hydrogen sulfide emitted by the well water, according to Riley."
Note: Harmless?! Hydrogen sulfide is as deadly as hydrogen cyanide, which is what they use to EXECUTE PEOPLE in gas chambers. The British weaponized it in WWI to kill German soldiers in trenches. They chose it because A) it's easy to produce, B) it's a heavier-than-air gas which would flow across fields and down into the trenches, and C) it's extremely deadly. Harmless my ass! Lets see these officials drink some water that's just 0.1% hydrogen sulfide and see how harmless they think it is then...
2017-01-31 - Hydrogen sulfide hitting parts of Plano (Texas):
Quote: "For years, residents have complained to the city about a 'rotten egg smell' in their neighborhood. 'You can’t ignore it,' said homeowner Tami Stepp. 'It’s just awful.' Plano’s Public Works Department said what residents smell is hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, coming from poorly designed sewer lines in the area."
2017-01-31 - Massive fish kill hits Lake Sebu, again, in the Philippine Islands:
Quote: "The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist said the phenomenon occurs when cold rainwater, which is heavier than warm water, settles at the abyssal zone of the lake. It causes the upturn or upwelling of warm water carrying silts, sediments and gases such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, sulphur and methane gas produced by the decomposing organic matter such as fish feeds."
2017-01-19 - Hydrogen sulfide leaking from landfill in Cleveland (Ohio):
Quote: "Hydrogen sulfide is present at the site in concentrations two to three times higher than the U.S. EPA deems acceptable, according to air tests conducted by Jim Riffle of Auburn Environmental."
2017-01-19 - Hydrogen sulfide leaks from refinery at 6:30 AM in Corunna, Ontario (Canada):
Quote: "There was a hydrogen sulfide leak Thursday morning at the Shell Canada refinery in Corunna. Company spokesperson Randy Provencal says H2S alarms sounded at around 6:30am in one of the units."
2017-01-18 - Hydrogen sulfide kills 3 oilfield workers in Nargesi (Iran):
Quote: "The incident occurred on Jan. 18 morning as a massive leak of toxic hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas from a crude oil storage tank in the Nargesi oil field killed at least three workers."
2017-01-17 - Hydrogen sulfide leaking from sewers in coastal Warwick (Rhode Island), smoke test to be performed:
Quote: "The mystery cause of odors from sewer lines along Cedar Swamp Road, a long-time source of area residents’ complaints, may soon be uncovered as the Warwick Sewer Authority (WSA) conducts a 'smoke test' of the system there. Janine Burke-Wells, WSA’s Executive Director, said her office has received complaints about odors in the area for the last nine years. In fall of 2011, a sewer line on Cedar Swamp Road, corroded by hydrogen sulfide, collapsed. The corrosive gas, which smells like rotten eggs, also generated complaints from neighbors. Following the collapse, the WSA installed odor control chemicals at three pump stations, removed an obstruction that was causing hydrogen sulfide buildup, adjusted pumping frequencies to prevent stagnant wastes, flushed the lines there, added carbon filters and sent staff to investigate complaints. Those efforts were focused on controlling the odors. Now, 'We would like to prevent the odors, if possible,' she said."
Note: I wonder how many people in this area have dropped dead from heart attacks, strokes and brain aneurysms in the last few years...
2017-01-17 - More than 30 hot springs in Japan found to have dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide:
Quote: "The onsen study was conducted after a news report last autumn about a man who was found unconscious at a hot spring in Ashoro, a town in Hokkaido, in October 2014. The man showed signs of hydrogen sulfide poisoning. The case prompted the ministry to call on local governments to measure gas levels at onsen in their jurisdictions."
2017-01-16 - Three men gassed to death by hydrogen sulfide in manhole, firefighter injured, in coastal Key Largo (Florida):
Quote: "A law enforcement source told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench this was a chain reaction. One worker went into the manhole and collapsed because of gasses. A second worker went into rescue him and collapsed as well. The same thing happened to a third worker who tried to help him. Ramsay said the men were overwhelmed by a combination of methane and hydrogen sulfide gas coming out of the 15-foot deep hole."
Quote: "A woman who lives near the manhole told Local 10 News that the area has smelled of rotten eggs for the past couple of months."
2017-01-14 - Hydrogen sulfide found in the water at beach area in coastal Playa del Carmen (Mexico):
Quote: "According to a release issued by City Council, the Department of Environment carried out a tour of the area taking eight water samples and found the presence of hydrogen sulfide which is being generated by the natural decomposition of organic matter. The smell has been particularly troublesome to beachgoers and business owners in that area as the smell of sewage has been detected as far away as Shangri-La beach, some 300 meters away."
2017-01-12 - Hydrogen sulfide blowing off landfill onto homes in East Orlando (Florida):
Quote: "The problem goes back years, when construction trash mixed with trash from homes. It created a build-up of hydrogen sulfide gas, which stinks."
Quote: "Over the last couple of days, many Orange County residents have been crying foul over the odors coming from the county's landfill. Officials say they're aware of the problem and working hard to fix it. People living in the Randal Park neighborhood, in East Orlando, describe the smell like this: 'It smells like rotten eggs,' says John Tice, a Randal Park Resident. 'Diarrhea,' says Michael Carlucci, another Randal Park Resident. They're worried about smells coming from the Orange County Landfill, just a few miles north of the community."
2017-01-12 - Hydrogen sulfide kills worker, injures 2 more, at refinery in coastal Ciudad Madero (Mexico):
Quote: "Petroleos Mexicanos says in a statement that the employee came in contact with a release of toxic hydrogen sulfide while doing maintenance work. Two others were injured and were in stable condition Thursday."
2017-01-07 - Hydrogen sulfide killing fish in Lake Averno (Italy):
Quote: "Lake Averno is situated in the Campi Flegrei volcanic field. Today, hydrogen sulfide present in the waters killed hundreds of fish in the lake. Is that a sign of an imminent eruption of Campi Flegrei? Hundreds of dead fish were found along the shores of Lake Averno in the volcanic field of Campi Flegrei. Next eruption? via Leggo. Today, you will only hear talking about this sudden and strong smell of sulfur around the shores of the lake of Averno, the historical door to the underworld according to Romans."
Quote: "This would be due to the presence of hydrogen sulfide in the water that comes from the volcanic activity below the water surface – emission of fumaroles releasing the strong smell of sulfur."
2017-01-07 - Hydrogen sulfide killing fish in Lake Averno (Italy):
Quote: "Lake Averno is situated in the Campi Flegrei volcanic field. Today, hydrogen sulfide present in the waters killed hundreds of fish in the lake. Is that a sign of an imminent eruption of Campi Flegrei? Hundreds of dead fish were found along the shores of Lake Averno in the volcanic field of Campi Flegrei. Next eruption? via Leggo. Today, you will only hear talking about this sudden and strong smell of sulfur around the shores of the lake of Averno, the historical door to the underworld according to Romans."
Quote: "This would be due to the presence of hydrogen sulfide in the water that comes from the volcanic activity below the water surface – emission of fumaroles releasing the strong smell of sulfur."
Note: The bacteria and archaea that produce hydrogen sulfide do grow around volcanic vents, so if Campi Flegrei is pushing lava closer to the surface, then bacterial mats will start growing wherever the water temps rise, there's little or no oxygen in the water, and there's biomatter (like dead fish) or methane present. The story says maybe it's a natural event, as if that means it's of no concern. The Permian-Triassic extinction event - the Great Dying - was a natural event too, and it wiped out most oxygen-using life on this planet. The same thing is happening now. Maybe your toe tag will end up with the words 'natural event' on it, but dead is still dead...
2017-01-06 - Hydrogen sulfide leaking from landfill in coastal Escambia County (Florida):
Quote: "Recent weather has eroded the soil cap at a controversial Wedgewood landfill and released elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide, according to an Escambia County news release."
2017-01-04 - Hydrogen sulfide hits parts of Moscow (Russia), people sickened:
Quote: "Moscow residents continue to complain of a strong smell of hydrogen sulfide in the air on the street and in the apartment, covered with messages of emergency services. In the MOE does not yet give any comments, and from Muscovites in social networks have already received a few reports that people are starting to become bad."
Quote: "We will remind, the first messages to the community about a strong smell of hydrogen sulfide in the air appeared in the second half of the day Wednesday, January 4th. First, the increased content of substance in the air was felt only on the street, and later, the tenants began to complain, and in a similar situation in their apartments."
Note: This is now at least the third time that hydrogen sulfide has hit Moscow. A huge cloud of hydrogen sulfide hit Moscow in November 2014, mentioned in the 2014-11-10 update. Residents were told to shelter-in-place during that event and soldiers in gas masks were on the streets. Then high levels of hydrogen sulfide hit Moscow again in July 2016, mentioned in the 2016-07-04 update...
2016-12-31 - Hydrogen sulfide kills 2 workers, injures 5 more, at fertilizer plant in Dongshan Township (Taiwan), near the coast:
2016-12-28 - Landfill leaking hydrogen sulfide and methane in Cleveland (Ohio):
Quote: "Riffle took samples of dust from around Drummonds home and nearby streets to get a reading on what toxins could be there. He also used this camera that he says shows when dangerous gasses are present. 'There’s a methane emission coming off the landfill,' said Riffle. 'I came out looking for Methane and I found some hydrogen sulfide gas present in the air around the landfill. Hydrogen Sulfide causes issues with eye irritation, throat irritation, it can affect your internal organs.'"
2016-12-24 - Sulfury rotten egg odor spreads across parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, blamed on refinery leak:
Quote: "It was determined that the smell came from the Paulsboro Refinery in Paulsboro, Gloucester County. Police say the refinery released approximately 130 pounds of Sulfer Dioxide and 9 pounds of Hydrogen Sulfide around 10:30 p.m. Friday."
Note: Another day, another area getting hit by poison gas. Not sure I buy that refinery leak excuse. When hydrogen sulfide breaks down in the atmosphere, it forms sulfur dioxide and water, and the winds were blowing in from off the ocean when this occurred (I checked), and this was smelled all the way from coastal Toms River (New Jersey) to Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)...
2016-12-22 - Workers hit pocket of hydrogen sulfide in the ground in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):
Quote: "A number of people were told to stay in their homes during a gas leak scare on the southside this evening. It happened near a neighborhood off Tiger Lane, not too far from Yeager Elementary. It all started when a crew was drilling into the ground to get some soil samples. That's when they hit a pocket of Hydrogen Sulfide gas, which smells like rotten egg and is extremely hazardous. We're told the crew left the drill in the ground to contain the gas as much as possible, then called the fire department, which along with police, asked nearby residents to stay in their homes."
Note: Yikes. So you can be walking along around there and a cloud of hydrogen sulfide burps from the ground and kills you. Sounds similar to the hydrogen sulfide found in the ground in Chinchilla (Australia), last mentioned in the 2015-04-13 update. No cause was ever found for why there's hydrogen sulfide in the ground there...
2016-12-15 - Hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued again near the Salton Sea (California):
Quote: "Foul odors were expected again from the Salton Sea, with an odor advisory issued Thursday, Dec. 15 warning of a stench similar to rotten eggs through Friday, stemming from elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide at the lake, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District."
2016-12-14 - Hydrogen sulfide exposure injures man at plant in South Sioux City (Nebraska):
2016-12-13 - Hydrogen sulfide still keeping some residents out of their homes in South Sioux City (Nebraska):
2016-12-12 - Hydrogen sulfide forces workers off mill site in Camas (Washington):
2016-12-08 - Hydrogen sulfide found in the ground in the Bahamas, people protest industrial plants:
Quote: "'We learnt this week that one of the plants was drilling a storm drain and had to stop almost immediately because of the pungent odours that emanated from the ground. It was so bad that work had to be stopped because of the harmful gases. That tells us the whole ground in these communities are polluted as well,' Mr Hepburn claimed. He believes that the gas was hydrogen sulfide."
Note: Wouldn't be so sure the hydrogen sulfide in the ground has anything to do with the industrial plants, but it's possible that it does. Either way, the natives grow restless...
2016-11-23 - Fissures bubbling hydrogen sulfide and other gases off the coast of New Zealand near Kaikora:
Quote: "The phenomena was found in Whalers Bay by Matt Foy and Connor Stapley and it is believed they have been caused by the magnitude 7.8 quake. Dr Matthew Hughes says the bubbles are likely dissolved gases in the sea floor which have become exposed by new cracks in the rock, and are now venting to the surface. He says its very much like any other geologically active part of New Zealand. The bubbles are a combination of several different gases, but the strong smell likely comes from hydrogen sulfide. 'What the earthquake has done, is it's opened up a few new fissures and fractures in those rocks and liberated the water and the gas to the sea bed,' Dr Hughes said."
Note: Probably some methane mixed in there too...
2016-11-14 - Hydrogen sulfide spreading through sewer lines under homes in Sioux City (Iowa), people leaving their homes:
Quote: "Hydrogen sulfide connected with Big Ox’s wastewater treatment plant has spread through sewer lines beneath homes in the area."
Quote: "The average readings at manholes in the affected areas in South Sioux City have risen well above that level, sometimes reaching 100 parts per million. Residents of the affected areas voiced their concern at the City Council meeting, saying many of them have been living in local hotels for the past month."
2016-11-09 - Japan surveying hot springs areas for hydrogen sulfide:
Quote: "The Environment Ministry has started a fact-finding survey of hot springs facilities across the country to prevent hydrogen sulfide poisoning accidents. The ministry has sent questionnaires to municipalities asking about the current practice of measuring hydrogen sulfide concentration levels in indoor bathing areas at such facilities, as well as priority points in the screening of applications for facility operations, sources said."
2016-11-01 - Deadly deep-sea lake brimming with hydrogen sulfide found on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana:
Quote: "Nearly 3,300 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico is a circular pool 100 feet in circumference and 12 feet deep. The walls that surround it hold in a toxic mix of dense extra-salty brine tinged with methane gas and hydrogen sulfide – curious creatures that happen to wander in don’t make it out alive. Dubbed the Jacuzzi of Despair by the scientists who discovered it, the brine pool 'lake' is like an alien world."
2016-10-27 - Landfill spewing hydrogen sulfide in Orange County (Florida):
Quote: "Complaints about the smell emanating from an Orange County landfill are higher this month than they’ve ever been. Channel 9 first uncovered the landfill was mixing different kinds of trash that led to hydrogen sulfide being released into the air."
2016-10-22 - Another hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued in the Coachella Valley (California):
Quote: "An odor advisory has been issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District today for the Coachella Valley due to elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide emanating from the Salton Sea."
2016-10-13 - Hydrogen sulfide hits coastal South Laguna (California):
Quote: "South Coast Water District crews this week detected traces of gas in a South Laguna neighborhood where residents have reported foul odors for months. However, the source of the gas is still unknown. On Monday afternoon, the district, responding to a resident's phone call, discovered hydrogen sulfide at Laguna Terrace, a manufactured-home park at 30802 S. Coast Hwy. that sits across from the Montage resort."
Quote: "Monday's finding adds a chapter to a saga that has frustrated Laguna Terrace residents, some of whom say they have noticed the stench for at least a year. They have reported odors emanating from sinks, toilets and air conditioning vents."
Note: Hydrogen sulfide just hit coastal Goleta too, about 150 miles WNW of South Laguna, mentioned in the 2016-10-09 update. Here's a Google Maps link that shows both areas...
2016-10-09 - Hydrogen sulfide sickens people in coastal Goleta (California):
Quote: "A host of county agencies are investigating a foul smell in Goleta which may be originating from a water drilling operation. Complaints started pouring in over the weekend from the Winchester Canyon and Ellwood Beach areas. Some residents said the air smelled like a sewer or 'rotten eggs'. Others said it smelled like sulfur. There are also reports of a few people becoming sick from the stench."
Quote: "On Monday, officials began investigating two potential sources: An agricultural water well, and the Venoco oil and gas facility."
Note: Or maybe it's just blowing in off the ocean. Anyone investigating that possibility? Noooo...
2016-10-05 - Volcano Mount Meager spewing hydrogen sulfide near Pemberton (Canada):
Quote: "Experts are taking a closer look at Mount Meager, a dormant volcano north of Pemberton, after they discovered activity on the peak earlier this summer. Volcanologist Melanie Kelman with Natural Resources Canada said sulphur smells and volcanic openings known as fumaroles were spotted on the the long-dormant volcano. She said it is not uncommon to find fumaroles on the peak, and it could have been thinning ice that exposed the vents. While fumaroles pose no risk to the public, she said it would be unsafe to approach or enter them as they are letting off hydrogen sulfide — a poisonous gas — and the ice around them is crevassed and potentially unstable."
2016-10-04 - Hydrogen sulfide blowing over neighborhoods in the Shadow Creek area in Pearland (Texas):
Quote: "The TCEQ declined an invitation to speak with FOX, but sent a copy of its 12-page report released in August, citing extremely-high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the air. Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas often described as having a foul odor similar to rotten eggs."
Quote: "Tammy Norris is the mother of two children who has lived in the Shadow Creek subdivision since 2012. She loves her home but says a mysterious foul odor, reeking of rotten eggs, has permeated through her neighborhood. 'The smell is so bad that physically, you don't want to take it in, like you know in your head it has to be something bad,' says Norris."
Quote: "'Sometimes in the house, it smells like gas is leaking or something,' describes Wallace."
Note: That's right, people are confusing the smell of hydrogen sulfide with the smell of mercaptan which is added to natural gas to give it an odor. So if you smell a 'gas leak', you may actually be getting poisoned by hydrogen sulfide...
2016-10-02 - Update on mother and child found dead in SUV on highway in Osceola County (Florida) - killed by hydrogen sulfide:
Quote: "After months of intensive investigation on the vehicle at the medical examiner’s office in Orlando, Asst. Medical Examiner Dr. Gary Utz told WESH 2 he suspects mother and daughter died of hydrogen sulfide intoxication, likely as the result of a defect in the car’s battery. 'It’s unprecedented,' Utz told WESH 2 Monday. 'I haven’t been able to find another case.'"
Note: Their deaths were originally mentioned in the 2016-06-02 update. The SUV was scrapped, so I doubt they'll ever be able to test the battery, but I doubt it was the battery anyway, seeing as there have been numerous 'odor incidents' and incidents involving hydrogen sulfide in Florida AND if it had been the battery then the people who handled the SUV probably would've noticed when they started falling over dead too. This woman probably had the SUV windows open or the AC or heat was running and a little cloud blow over them while they were driving and knocked the woman and her child dead. You just can't count on driving around and not being gassed to death these days. That problem will get waaaaaay worse though...
2016-09-28 - Landfill spewing hydrogen sulfide in Duette (Florida), near the coast:
Quote: "A Manatee County family has been dealing with a smelly problem for two years. A rotten odor coming from a recycling facility next door has, at times, woken them up in the middle of the night and even forced them to leave their own home. The smell can best be described as rotten eggs. You might catch a whiff as you're driving down County Road 39 in Duette. It's not all the time. But, the family that lives adjacent to the facility says that on a bad day, when the wind is blowing from the north, it can knock them off their feet."
Quote: "According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the smell is hydrogen sulfide..."
2016-09-24 - Hydrogen sulfide leaking from the water at Hoover Reservoir near Columbus (Ohio):
Quote: "Laura Young Mohr, spokeswoman for the Columbus water division, said the smell is caused by the summer heat raising the temperature of the top 15 to 25 feet of water. 'This isolates the colder bottom water from the surface water that has been heated by sunlight. Bacteria in the colder bottom water slowly consume the dissolved oxygen and convert sulfate to the hydrogen sulfide gas,' she said. That’s where the stink comes from."
2016-09-24 - Hydrogen sulfide leaking from wastewater plant in South Abington Township, Lackawanna County (Pennsylvania):
Quote: "The smell is hydrogen sulfide, a gas produced from the breakdown of organic matter. The gas, poisonous in high concentrations but not dangerous once exposed to open air, must be vented for the safety of authority employees, Ms. Elliott said."
Note: Oh yeah? Tell that to the 29-year-old man who was outside in the open air and got gassed to death by hydrogen sulfide along with some of his cows in Amherst (Wisconsin), mentioned in the 2016-09-14 update . It doesn't matter if you're indoors or outdoors - if you're exposed to air that's 0.1% hydrogen sulfide (1 part per thousand) then you can be killed with one breath. Hydrogen sulfide is as deadly as hydrogen cyanide, which is what they use to execute people in gas chambers. In WWI, the British weaponized hydrogen sulfide and used it to kill German soldiers during trench warfare. Obviously, the trenches were out in the open too. That worked well and killed the crap out of German soldiers because as a heavier-than-air gas, hydrogen sulfide hugged the ground and flowed into the trenches and reconcentrated. Of course, sometimes the wind would unexpectedly shift direction...
2016-09-14 - Update on man, 29, and 13 cows gassed to death on farm in Amherst (Wisconsin) - killed by hydrogen sulfide:
Quote: "A 29-year-old farmer near Amherst died last month of an 'accidental acute exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas,' Portage County Coroner Scott Rifleman said Wednesday."
Note: I mentioned his death in the 2016-08-19 update. They wanted to blame the deaths on methane or sulfur oxide then, but I said at the time that it was more likely to have been hydrogen sulfide that killed him and those cows...
2016-08-31 - Hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued again for the Coachella Valley (California), Obama pledges money for Salton Sea help:
Quote: "As of 7:30 Wednesday evening, the Coachella Valley was still under an odor advisory issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District for the smell of rotten eggs, which experts say is related to elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide coming off of the sea."
2016-08-26 - Sulfur tank explodes and burns at refinery, spews hydrogen sulfide, in coastal Wilmington (California):
Quote: "A tank exploded Friday at the Tesoro refinery in Wilmington, spewing hazardous sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide vapors into the community and causing massive gridlock along nearby roads."
2016-08-20 - Landfill leaking hydrogen sulfide in Champ (Missouri):
Quote: "The sewer district issued two violations earlier this year against Champ Landfill for its runoff that introduced 'dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide gases in the sewer system,' LeComb said."
2016-08-19 - Man knocked unconscious by hydrogen sulfide at refinery in coastal Texas City (Texas):
Quote: "An employee of Marathon Petroleum Corp's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas was taken to a hospital in Galveston, Texas on Friday for exposure to chemical fumes, a company spokesman said. Sources familiar with the incident said the man, an electrician, may have been exposed to hydrogen sulfide and was unconscious when flown by helicopter to the hospital."
2016-08-17 - Another hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued for the Coachella Valley near the Salton Sea (California):
2016-08-17 - Salton Sea becoming a hydrogen sulfide poison factory in California:
Quote: "Two air monitors near the lake have detected more days this year with high levels of hydrogen sulfide, a gas that smells like rotten eggs, than during either of the past two years."
2016-08-10 - Another hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued in the Coachella Valley near the Salton Sea (California):
2016-08-09 - Fish dying and birds disappearing at the Salton Sea (California):
Quote: "When windstorms sweep across the desert and churn up the water, the sea regularly burps out hydrogen sulfide, which smells like rotten eggs. Fish die-offs have left the shoreline littered with skeletons."
2016-08-03 - Hydrogen sulfide causes evacuation of Capitol Commons building in Concord (New Hampshire):
Quote: "Rescue teams were sent to the building at just before 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 3, 2016, for a report of a smell of 'rotten egg smell' in the building. Crews arrived at the scene and confirmed that the smell was hydrogen sulfide."
2016-08-02 - Fish found dead in canal in coastal Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam):
Quote: "The water in the canal in Phu Nhuan was visibly murky, and thick bubbles could be seen at the surface along with toxic gases and sludge from the canal bed."
Quote: "Dr. Tran Huu Loc from Nong Lam (Agriculture-Forestry) University in the city said toxic gases like ammonia, methane, and hydrogen sulfide that had been spread along with the gas movement were among the causes of the fish deaths."
2016-08-01 - Hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued in the Coachella Valley near the Salton Sea (California):
Quote: "According to the SCAQMD, there are again elevated levels of a gas that smells like rotten eggs at the Salton Sea. Hydrogen sulfide, which is associated with 'natural process' at the large lake is to blame, the agency says."
2016-07-28 - Hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued again near the Salton Sea (California):
Quote: "The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an odor advisory on Thursday, lasting through Sunday, due to elevated hydrogen sulfide levels."
2016-07-26 - Algae blooms also spewing hydrogen sulfide near the St. Lucie River (Florida):
Quote: "The county also found hydrogen sulfide in the air around the blooms at levels that could be intolerable for individuals with respiratory conditions and asthmatics."
2016-07-21 - Hydrogen sulfide hitting coastal Stuart (Florida):
Quote: "It’s not as organic as you would think it is. You have the hydrogen sulfide smell, but there also is something very chemical-smelling about it. It’s not a normal smell."
2016-07-21 - Hydrogen sulfide hitting coastal Edmonds (Washington):
Quote: "These pungent odors are frequently associated with a sewage smell due to the hydrogen sulfide and dimethyl sulfide produced in the decomposition process."
2016-07-14 - Another hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued for the Coachella Valley (California):
2016-07-05 - Two workers sickened by hydrogen sulfide at wastewater plant in Wichita Falls (Texas):
2016-07-04 - Abnormally high levels of hydrogen sulfide hitting areas in Moscow (Russia):
Note: That little mask the lady's wearing in the pic - that won't do squat against hydrogen sulfide. Only full-body HazMat suits that maintain positive air pressure and which are connected to a known safe air supply (or which carry their own air supply) are effective, the same suits they use when working with super-deadly biohazard viruses...
2016-06-27 - Another H2S odor advisory issued in the Coachella Valley (California):
2016-06-24 - Hydrogen sulfide hitting coastal Kent Island (Maryland), blamed on rotting sea lettuce:
2016-06-21 - Another hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued in the Coachella Valley (California):
2016-06-21 - Hydrogen sulfide blowing off Jessie Lake and hitting Bonnyville (Canada):
Quote: "Those who claim that Jessie Lake is the source of an occasional rank smell around town may be right."
Quote: "'We’ve only been monitoring since Friday. So far the air quality is good, though we’ve picked up some hydrogen sulfide from the wind blowing off of Jessie Lake,' explained Bisaga. 'Oftentimes we hear from people complaining that there is a smell in Bonnyville and a lot of people suspect it’s the lake. Now we have some data to support that.'"
2016-06-16 - Hydrogen sulfide from wastewater treatment plant hitting Niagara Falls (New York):
2016-06-07 - Another hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued for the Coachella Valley (California):
2016-05-26 - Hydrogen sulfide from sludge facility hitting two towns in Kazan (Russia):
Quote: "In Kazan, the issue of sludge recycling has been unsolved for a long time, which resulted in that thousands of residents of two Kazan villages breathe hydrogen sulfide emissions and live in a hostile atmosphere."
2016-05-19 - Another hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued for the Coachella Valley (California):
2016-05-18 - Sewage plant leaking hydrogen sulfide in Marana (Arizona):
Quote: "The operators of the sports park got an email this week in which the plant manager stated that were are high hydrogen sulfide concentrations in a building. The email states, 'We have the doors open but we have a large fan pushing fresh air into the building. This the only way we can keep the atmosphere safe for plant staff.' So the smell is let out into the atmosphere."
2016-05-12 - Landfill still spewing hydrogen sulfide in Orange County (Florida):
2016-04-27 - Hydrogen sulfide sickening people on and near Hayden Island (Oregon):
Quote: "Federal air monitoring repeatedly detected a poisonous gas on Hayden Island, where residents have complained for months about air pollution so thick they could taste it. Yet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wouldn't answer The Oregonian/OregonLive's request for basic details about the discovery of hydrogen sulfide, a colorless gas that smells like rotten eggs. Nor has the agency informed residents about what it's found."
Quote: "At high levels, hydrogen sulfide can kill a person in a single breath. It poses grave dangers to oil refinery crews and sewer workers. Although it can be smelled at very small levels, high volumes in the air can actually paralyze the olfactory nerve in people's noses, leaving them unable to detect dangerous amounts."
Quote: "Since last summer, Hayden Island residents have told state officials they've been smelling a metallic, chemical odor so strong they've awakened at night with headaches, bloody noses and breathing problems that left some reliant on inhalers."
Quote: "Neighbors say they've been left in the dark about the monitoring results. 'I want answers now,' said Mary Lou Putman, a Hayden Island resident who's frequently complained. 'There's a pattern here of withholding important information from the public,' she said."
Note: Hayden Island is in the middle of the Columbia River, where numerous people have been found dead in recent times...
2016-04-26 - Hydrogen sulfide sickens man at US Ecology facility in Detroit (Michigan):
2016-04-14 - Shoshone River heats up, hydrogen sulfide kills 1.5-mile stretch of life, near Cody (Wyoming):
Quote: "While this particular event ended after four days, Burkhardt says recent other activity has released enough hydrogen sulfide into the river that there’s a 1.5 mile sulfur-smelling dead zone that is completely void of fish. Burkhardt calls it a 'chemical barrier' blocking live fish from entering."
2016-04-12 - Hydrogen sulfide leaks from bathroom at university in Lincoln (Nebraska):
Quote: "Battalion Chief Jim Bopp of Lincoln Fire and Rescue said the 'rotten egg' or hydrogen sulfide smell was likely caused by a buildup of the gas in a 2nd-floor bathroom."
Note: A bathroom recently exploded and burned too, at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville (Georgia), seriously injuring a woman who crawled out screaming, mentioned in the 2016-03-21 update...
2016-04-06 - Hydrogen sulfide emanating from storm drains at elementary school in Portola (California):
Quote: "The offensive odor present at C.Roy Carmichael Elementary School in Portola has been tentatively identified by school officials as Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) according to a statement issued by the school. The school has placed barriers and set up monitoring devices around the storm drains at two locations on the school grounds that have been found to be the most concentrated sources."
2016-04-04 - Hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide hit office building in coastal Miami (Florida), 17 people hospitalized:
Quote: "High levels of carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide were detected in a pipe and in an elevator room that stored batteries..."
Quote: "Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were called to the building around noon when they received a report of a strong gas smell. Erika Benitez, a spokeswoman for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, said several people were showing signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. They complained of being lightheaded and dizzy."
Note: The 'strong gas smell' was obviously the hydrogen sulfide, since carbon monoxide is odorless, which is why it's called 'the silent killer'. So why were their pipes leaking either gas? Carbon monoxide is the product of incomplete combustion. Was there an underground fire nearby involving hydrogen sulfide, and not all of it burned off, so they got a mix? Regardless, pretty scary seeing a deadly gas-chamber-quality gas leaking into an office building. Who knows what long-term health effects these people may have...
2016-04-01 - Oil field hit by fire, storage tanks burn, in Fillmore, Ventura County (California):
Quote: "Firefighters stayed upwind from the fire in part because of the noxious fumes produced by the blaze. They include hydrogen sulfide, which he said is very deadly. 'It can kill you in about two breaths.'"
2016-03-28 - Three men killed by hydrogen sulfide on fishing trawler, 3 more injured, in coastal Sabah (Malaysia):
2016-03-28 - 'Rotten egg' stench hitting subway tunnel in coastal Manhattan (New York):
Quote: "For weeks, subway riders at the Herald Square station in Manhattan have detected a foul stench similar to rotten eggs—or worse."
Quote: "A smell of rotten eggs is likely a sign of hydrogen sulfide gas, a byproduct of sewage, health experts said, adding that such a stench could exacerbate respiratory problems such as asthma."
2016-03-21 - Update on November 2015 fish kill at Lake Taneycomo (Missouri):
Quote: "The die-off is being attributed to three main causes: lethal levels of hydrogen sulfide, warm water and low levels of oxygen, according to Coldwater Hatchery Supervisor James Civiello."
2016-03-17 - 'Rotten egg' odor blowing ashore from the ocean in Southern California:
2016-03-16 - Hydrogen sulfide spewing from lagoon(s) in West Fargo (North Dakota):
Quote: "'It doesn't smell so much because it's covered but once that ice melts off that hydrogen sulfide is let into the atmosphere,' explained Terry Rust, Wastewater Lab Coordinator with the West Fargo Sanitation Department."
2016-03-14 - Hydrogen sulfide corrodes pipe, pipe ruptures, wastewater spills into Lake McIntosh, in Peachtree City (Georgia):
Quote: "Peachtree City’s Water and Sewerage Authority continues to address a sewage spill that occurred on March 8. Corrosion caused by hydrogen sulfide led to the rupture of a 12-inch pipe in the northern part of the city, which allowed 9,000 gallons of wastewater to flow into a tributary leading to Lake McIntosh."
2016-03-13 - HazMat event, sewage backs up, high levels of hydrogen sulfide found in drains, in Tempe (Arizona):
Quote: "Crews say they were called for an issue of sewage back up and found the area to be unsafe when they got there. Investigators have found a high level of hydrogen sulfide in the drains and were working to secure the area."
2016-03-10 - Landfill spewing hydrogen sulfide in Orange County (Florida):
Quote: "Blanco said the worst part is that her house often smells worse inside than the air does outside. For a year, hydrogen sulfide gas has been leaving the landfill and engulfing neighborhoods in the smell of rotten eggs."
2016-03-02 - Hydrogen sulfide causing problems in Shiloh (Illinois):
Quote: "Hydrogen sulfide is being blamed for Shiloh’s wastewater to smell like rotten eggs, Village Engineer Norm Etling said on Tuesday."
Quote: "'The hydrogen sulfide reading in the wet well of the Archview lift station was between 5 and 6 ppm. When we proceeded to the manhole on Eden Park Boulevard where the force main from Archview lift station discharges, the hydrogen sulfide readings spiked to over 100 ppm and rose to as high as 150, which are far above the safe level,' Peek wrote in a letter to Etling dated Jan. 18, 2016."
2016-03-02 - Man found dead in hot pool could have been killed by hydrogen sulfide, in Rotorua (New Zealand):
Quote: "A post-mortem found traces of thiosulphate in Sharma's blood and urine, something forensic toxicologist Helen Poulsen said was an indicator of hydrogen sulphide poison."
Quote: "A retired Melbourne paediatrician's death in a New Zealand motel's thermal pool was consistent with drowning but a corner hasn't ruled out other causes. These include the possibility Rotorua's potentially lethal hydrogen sulfide gas could have been a contributing factor."
2016-02-20 - Hydrogen sulfide regularly hitting large areas in Sioux City (Iowa):
Quote: "Mark Simms, the city’s utilities director, said the odor at the York lift station comes from hydrogen sulfide, a naturally occurring chemical in wastewaste that closely resembles rotten eggs."
2016-02-18 - Gold Bar Park regularly being hit by hydrogen sulfide in Edmonton (Canada):
Quote: "The World Health Organization website says that 'there are no studies on effects of long-term exposure to hydrogen sulfide in animals.'"
Quote: "Bennett said that the lack of data about long-term low dose exposure in humans is also concerning."
Note: That's right, nobody knows what it does to people or animals with long-term chronic exposure, even at low levels. But it's a deadly poison, as deadly as hydrogen cyanide which is what they use to execute people in gas chambers, so there's no way the effects are GOOD. Brain damage, kidney damage, heart damage, who knows. And he's not even thinking about a variety of other problems. For example, hydrogen sulfide will adsorb onto matter and then you can get poisoned by touch. And while the levels they measured are low, it's a heavier-than-air gas which will tend to flow to low-lying areas and then it will concentrate, and the levels in THOSE areas may sometimes cause serious problems and possibly even kill people and animals from time to time. And you won't see it, in the air or when adsorbed onto matter, because it's invisible, and when it's adsorbed onto matter you won't smell it either (but you should never count on smelling it anyway since it causes 'olfactory fatigue' and you quickly stop being ABLE to smell it even if it's present)...
2016-02-18 - Landfill spewing hydrogen sulfide in Orange County (Florida):
Quote: "Part of the landfill is undergoing construction and manager Jim Becker says an outside consultant advised them to mix the construction and demolition debris with household waste as a more affordable approach and it's that combination, he says, that is creating a hydrogen sulfide emission, or rotten egg smell."
2016-02-18 - Elementary school being hit by hydrogen sulfide, people sickening, in coastal Orleans Parish (Louisiana):
Quote: "Those tests found nothing amiss, state documents show. But they did not check for hydrogen sulfide gas, which can cause nausea, airway problems and other issues during prolonged exposure, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. State health inspectors, in a later test, found concentrations of that gas, as well as carbon monoxide in the air."
2016-02-12 - Hydrogen sulfide still poisoning the area two months after well explosion and gas leak in Seminole (Texas):
Quote: "Hawkins said even two months later, his home is uninhabitable. 'My family is having to live in a house that I know without question is unsafe. We're trying to hurry up and get out of there in fact and move into a new home, but that's a process,' he said. He added that his wife's health has declined since the potentially deadly H2S gas leak."
2016-02-03 - Seven cattle drop dead in Cimarron National Grassland (Kansas), possible hydrogen sulfide poisoning:
Quote: "Six of the cattle were discovered together in a low-lying area, while a seventh was found a short distance away, with local veterinarians identifying the ingestion or inhalation of something toxic leading to pulmonary edema or fluid in the lungs as a possible cause, though the cause of death has not been officially declared. More specifically, they suspect the cattle may have inhaled hydrogen sulfide..."
2016-02-03 - Burning landfill responsibility transferred from the EPA to the Army Corps of Engineers, in Bridgeton (Missouri):
Quote: "In 2013, Missouri Department of Natural Resources conducted air tests and found that the fire was indeed letting off harmful gases. The air testing showed increased levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, and hydrogen sulfide, a neurotoxin. A resident of Spanish Village said she has been 'sheltering' in her home for more than five years."
2016-02-01 - Hydrogen sulfide found leaking from storm drains in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):
Quote: "Providence firefighters spent several hours Monday night dealing with a stinky situation outside Rhode Island Hospital. While firefighters found high levels of hydrogen sulfide in some of the storm drains near Dudley and Eddy Streets, they eliminated a potentially hazardous smell from sewer gas. They think a break in the sewer line was to blame."
2016-01-18 - Mysterious rotten egg odor increasing in frequency in Richmond (Texas), people worried:
Quote: "But a mysterious odor has some homeowners in a small part of this community on edge. 'The smell is so horrid, that it will wake you from the deepest sleep,' Keilers said. Keilers said last week he was sound asleep until 2 a.m. when the smell of rotten eggs woke him up."
Quote: "Keilers said the frequency of the smell is increasing, from once every three months to almost every other day sometimes. 'The smell is of rotten egg. So it's indicative of hydrogen sulfide. So with exposure to that even if it's long-term, short-term, what are the effects to me? What are the effects to my two 3-year-old twins? It's health concerns,' Keilers said."
Note: They're being hit by poison gas, same as the people smelling rotten egg odor near that methane leak in California, so yeah, they should be worried...
2015-12-08 - Oil well blows out, spews hydrogen sulfide, near Seminole (Texas):
Quote: "Emergency officials have evacuated a 2-mile radius near a West Texas oil well that blew out and spewed a mixture of dangerous hydrogen sulfide."
2015-12-02 - Landfill spewing hydrogen sulfide and sickening people in coastal Pensacola (Florida):
2015-11-09 - Salton Sea regularly belching up hydrogen sulfide, smelled 130 miles away:
Quote: "On October 28, the smog-control agency for Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, issued an odor advisory for the intense rotten-egg stench that was permeating the air of southern California’s Coachella Valley. The source: The state’s largest lake, the 350-square-mile Salton Sea, was burping up hydrogen sulfide, a gas created by the decaying organic matter trapped beneath the water. It was the Salton Sea’s fifth odor advisory for October alone; depending on winds, the hydrogen sulfide can be smelled as far as 130 miles away in Los Angeles."
Note: That's a lot of poison gas. Not nearly as much as the oceans will spew once they really get going though. That bird refuge in coastal Santa Barbara where the water turned pink from purple sulfur bacteria - which only exist in waters containing hydrogen sulfide - was a really bad sign too. That event occurred in September and was mentioned in the 2015-09-22 update. A large explosion was just filmed by a woman in the desert near the Salton Sea too, mentioned in the 2015-11-07 update...
2015-10-11 - Hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued again for the Coachella Valley (California):
2015-09-28 - High levels of hydrogen sulfide and methane leaking from landfill near coastal Porirua (New Zealand):
Quote: "Potentially fatal levels of hydrogen sulfide and methane gas are present at Spicer Landfill, a leaked consultants' report has revealed."
Quote: "In four places at the landfill, methane was bubbling through ponded water or within stormwater channels. Exposure to high levels of hydrogen sulfide, which has a rotten egg smell, can lead to nausea, headaches, eye irritation, loss of smell and, in extreme situations, death."
Quote: "There were 29 locations where methane gas exceeded the optimum limit and four had methane bubbling through water. Methane was 'detected permeating over widespread areas'."
2015-09-22 - Purple sulfur bacteria turns water pink at bird refuge in coastal Santa Barbara (California):
Quote: "The water at a bird refuge in Santa Barbara, California has turned a startling shade of pink. Officials say it may look pretty, but it's a sign of an unhealthy ecosystem. Warmer temperatures have allowed purple sulfur bacteria to reproduce more frequently."
Note: Purple sulfur bacteria consume hydrogen sulfide and exist only in waters where hydrogen sulfide is present, so there's definitely hydrogen sulfide in the water at that bird refuge...
2015-09-21 - Yet another hydrogen sulfide odor advisory issued for the Coachella Valley (California):
2015-09-10 - Pond spewing hydrogen sulfide in Grand Junction (Colorado):
Quote: "According to the city waste water manager, the smell is likely from a natural phenomenon known as 'lake turnover'. This is when the hydrogen sulfide at the bottom of the sedentary pond is created from decayed algae. It then is released as the water in the upper layer of the ponds cools and turns over."
2015-09-06 - Hydrogen sulfide causes another odor advisory in the Coachella Valley (California):
Quote: "An odor advisory was issued Sunday for the Coachella Valley warning of an odor similar to rotten eggs, continuing a trend of hydrogen sulfide gas emissions in the area. The gas is associated with natural processes occurring in the Salton Sea, according to a South Coast Air Quality Management District press release."
Note: There's nothin' like breathing a little poison gas to get your blood flowing in the morning! Well, unless it concentrates in a ditch and a concentrated glob of invisible gas blows over you and kills you. Or if some gas gets to some electrified copper or rust in a home and ignites the home, that might suck for the homeowners, if they live...
2015-08-31 - Salton Sea belches up hydrogen sulfide for at least the third time this year in California:
Quote: "The Salton Sea is belching hydrogen sulfide – again. The Air Quality Management District issued an odor advisory Monday for the Coachella Valley. It’s at least the third one this summer. Hydrogen sulfide smells like rotten eggs and is associated with natural processes occurring in the Salton Sea."
Note: Good thing it's only a deadly neurotoxic poison gas (as deadly as hydrogen cyanide which is what they use to execute people in gas chambers) and nobody knows what the long-term effects of regularly breathing even small quantities are. Wait, that's not a good thing!
2015-08-06 - Hydrogen sulfide hitting the city of Atyrau (Kazakhstan), near the Caspian Sea:
Quote: "In particular, excess emissions of hydrogen sulfide were recorded at the air monitoring stations located in the area of the KazTransOil Atyrau oil pipeline control facility, Akzhayik-7 train tanks repairing facility, Tukhlaya Balka evaporation fields, waterfront near Chagala hotel and near the Oblast akimat (municipal authorities' headquarters). The largest hydrogen sulfide emission was recorded by West Oil station on July 29: the amount of hydrogen sulfide in the air exceeded the maximum permissible concentration 63 times! Meanwhile, according to the ecologists, the wind direction in the city during those days was constantly changing, so it is hard to determine which of the companies was responsible for spoiling the air."
Note: Atyrau is on the northeast (downwind) side of the Caspian Sea. Here's a Google Maps link of the area. They want to blame local industry. They could be right, but considering the proximity to the Caspian Sea and the fact that they're on the downwind side of it and considering that it was a waterfront hotel that was one of the places recording elevated readings, I wouldn't be so quick to jump to that conclusion. Kazakhstan is where well over 100,000 endangered saiga antelope mysteriously died this year, and it's also where there was a town where the residents experienced hallucinations, memory loss, sleeping for days, etc. That was blamed on gas emissions from a nearby mine, and that too was probably hydrogen sulfide...
2015-08-06 - Major natural gas pipeline shut down because of hydrogen sulfide contamination:
Quote: "It's not known how long the closure of the nearly four-thousand-kilometre pipeline is expected to last. The Alliance Pipeline carries 1.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day from northeastern British Columbia to the Chicago area for processing."
2015-04-23 - Hydrogen sulfide leaks at refinery in Douglasville (Georgia), 1 killed, 3 injured:
Quote: "Kent says there was a hydrogen sulfide leak at Young Refining in Douglasville. Kent says one man died after falling from a height of 20 feet after his mental state was altered by gas inhalation. His name was not immediately released. Kent says three other people were injured. One suffered gas inhalation, one suffered cardiac arrest and the third had a minor injury."
2015-04-13 - Underground fire ruled out as cause of hydrogen sulfide in the soil near Chinchilla (Australia):
Quote: "The chemicals, including hydrogen sulphide, were found more than two metres below the surface at properties at Hopeland, south of Chinchilla, in February."
2015-04-03 - Rotten-egg stench from landfill disturbing people in Lordstown (Ohio):
Quote: "Neighbors have also described an odor in the air like sulfur or rotten eggs, which could be poisonous hydrogen sulfide."
2015-03-18 - Three men killed by hydrogen sulfide near hot spring in Semboku (Japan), near the coast:
Quote: "Three workers have died from apparently inhaling poisonous gas from a hot spring source in Semboku, Akita Prefecture."
Quote: "They apparently died from hydrogen sulfide poisoning."
Note: It probably did come out of the ground at the hot spring, and the pocket of gas that killed these men was obviously way more concentrated than the hydrogen sulfide clouds that have hit Santa Monica (CA), Southern California, Quincy (MA), Seattle (WA), Kuwait City, Rayong (Thailand), Meriden (CT), Moscow (Russia), Kingston (Jamaica), etc...
2015-03-01 - Hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen and carbon monoxide found in the ground near Chinchilla (Australia):
Quote: "The department has revealed that preliminary tests carried out last week at two private properties at Hopeland, near Chinchilla, showed a positive result for carbon monoxide, hydrogen and hydrogen sulphide. 'The gases identified are commonly associated with combustion and are not associated with coal seam gas development,' said Jon Black, the director-general of the Department of Environment."
Quote: "The gases detected - in the Western Downs region of Queensland by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection - included carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and hydrogen sulfide. The gases are explosive and farmers in the Hopeland area have been advised not to excavate or disturb soils greater than two metres deep without talking to the department."
2015-01-07 - Hydrogen sulfide problem plagues middle school in Boulder (Colorado), school spends $45k to try to find the source:
Quote: "The Boulder Valley School District is bringing in outside experts to find solutions to Casey Middle School's persistent sewer gas smell, caused by low levels of hydrogen sulfide. Parents and teachers at the Boulder school, rebuilt in 2009-10 for $33 million, have complained about an intermittent stink of rotten eggs over the last few years that signals the presence of the toxic gas."
2015-01-07 - Hydrogen sulfide from landfill causing problems in West Lebanon (New Hampshire), near the Connecticut River:
Quote: "Murray said the landfill’s stench primarily stems from hydrogen sulfide produced by the decay of gypsum, a component found in drywall. 'It doesn’t take much to smell it,' Murray said. Murray said he expects the flare’s installation to be complete by Jan. 15, and once installed, he anticipates it will eliminate 95 percent of the odors now associated with the 30-acre landfill, located between the Connecticut River and Route 12A."
Note: Decent plan, hope it works. But even if it does work, it will only help eliminate hydrogen sulfide coming from the landfill itself and won't do anything about hydrogen sulfide blowing through in the atmosphere, like the cloud that just hit coastal Seattle the day prior, mentioned in the 2015-01-06 update...
2015-01-06 - Sulfurous 'rotten egg' odor and fog hits Seattle (Washington) and surrounding areas:
Quote: "It smells horrible, like garbage/rotten eggs."
Quote: "Capitol hill has smelled like sewage for at least the last hour."
Note: They didn't tell anyone to shelter-in-place, and nobody was seen wearing gas masks this time, so this particular cloud of hydrogen sulfide was apparently not as concentrated as the cloud that hit Moscow recently, mentioned in the 2014-11-10 update. And this cloud was way less concentrated than the cloud of 'toxic gas of unknown origin' that hit coastal Rayong (Indonesia), sending thousands of people puking and fleeing their homes in the middle of the night, mentioned in the 2014-06-08 update. And there was also the foul stench that just blew through coastal Santa Rosa (Florida) recently, mentioned in the 2014-12-14 update. And so on. There will be more clouds, and they will become larger and more concentrated as time goes on. The first cloud that's 0.1% hydrogen sulfide will kill pretty much everyone in whichever city it happens to hit, and that's most likely to be a coastal city, like Rayong or Santa Rosa or Seattle...
2014-12-19 - Residents sickening from hydrogen sulfide emissions from landfills in coastal Escambia County (Florida):
Quote: "Residents of the Wedgewood community complain that hydrogen sulfide coming from the nearby landfill has been causing abnormally high rates of respiratory illness and cancer in the area. Although the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed that high levels of hydrogen sulfide can cause eye and respiratory irritation, there is still debate over if of how much of a health concern the landfill is for residents."
2014-11-10 - Huge cloud of hydrogen sulfide fog hits Moscow (Russia), residents told to shelter-in-place:
Quote: "Residents of parts of the Russian capital Moscow have been urged by the emergencies ministry to stay indoors because of a noxious gas that is spreading through the city. The source of the gas is unclear - no accidents have been reported at any of Moscow's chemical factories. Media reports said that the gas was hydrogen sulphide, which can be highly toxic and smells like rotten eggs. It has been smelt in central, eastern and south-eastern parts of the city. The gas was also detected in the capital's main shopping areas and around the parliament building, reports said."
Note: This is the second major metropolitan area in recorded history to be told to shelter-in-place because of hydrogen sulfide. The first was in late 2012 in coastal Kuwait City (Kuwait), mentioned in the 2012-10-17 update. So something that had never happened before has now happened twice in two years. Add to that all of the other hydrogen sulfide incidents: the stinkfests in Southern California, the 'rotten egg' odor that hit Santa Monica after a 'naturally-occurring methane release' in Santa Monica Bay (but methane is odorless, so it wasn't methane), the 'rotten egg' odor that blew in off the ocean and hit Quincy (Massachusetts), the 'rotten egg' odor that hit the Inner Harbor in coastal Baltimore (Maryland) that killed all the fish, the boating town in Australia that's turning into a ghost town because of hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean, the thousands of people fleeing and puking from 'toxic gas of unknown origin' in coastal Rayong (Thailand), and many, many HazMat events involving unknown odors.
This event, like the event in Kuwait City, is a harbinger of things to come. From the full hypothesis: "There will be more unexplained HazMat events, often involving unusual odors. Eventually the entire populations of towns and cities will drop dead."
2014-11-10 - Responders train for sewage and hydrogen sulfide releases after earthquake, in Urbana (Illinois):
2014-09-29 - Hydrogen sulfide gas drives rescuers back at Mount Ontake (Japan):
Quote: "Rising levels of hazardous hydrogen sulfide gas made it too dangerous to continue rescue efforts on Monday, reports CBS News correspondent Seth Doane. They hope to resume work Tuesday wearing gas masks."
2014-09-18 - Elevated hydrogen sulfide levels hit the Coachella Valley (California), blamed on the Salton Sea:
Note: And now that gas will settle into low-lying areas, adsorb onto wood/paper/tires/trash and more, and it will concentrate, the large low-concentration cloud breaking up into many much smaller but higher-concentration clouds. Any cloud - like, say, one in a ditch - that reaches 1 part per 1000 in concentration will be immediately fatal to anyone that breathes it, and you may be slow-poisoned by skin contact with materials onto which the gas has adsorbed too...
2014-08-25 - Two workers gassed to death working in sewer in Scottsdale (Arizona):
Quote: "Ducote said arriving crews recorded high levels of hydrogen cyanide and hydrogen sulfide coming out of the sewer. 'Hydrogen sulfide is a really bad chemical that is lethal at 250 parts per million and it was about 200 parts per million with the hazmat teams got out there,' Ducote said."
Quote: "The 18-year-old man who emerged from the sewer earlier Monday afternoon told police from a hospital that he couldn't remember whether he was pulled or pushed out, a police official said."
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is blowing around in the atmosphere now. It's a heavier-than-air gas so when it blows through, it'll settle to the ground and start flowing into the lowest-lying areas that it can get to, like basements, underground carparks, sewers, etc. It is also traditionally produced in sewers too. These days, going into any underground facility without a full-body HazMat suit, for any reason, can get you killed lickedy-split...
2014-08-21 - Worker, man, 37, gassed to death after opening manhole in New Delhi (India):
Quote: "As soon as Satbir removed the manhole cover, he fell inside, said Babu Ram, one of the two men who accompanied him. 'Toxic gases gushed out of the manhole, Satbir fainted and fell in,' he added."
Note: Definitely hydrogen sulfide there, which can hit you extremely fast, thus its designation as a 'knockdown agent'. Methane, the other 'sewer gas', is not remotely as deadly as hydrogen sulfide and won't do that to a person...
2014-08-20 - Hydrogen sulfide emissions from sewage lagoon sickening residents of coastal Lowell Point (Alaska):
Quote: "Ten area residents and business owners of the Lowell Point area, including a few downwind or upwind from the city’s main aerated, passive sewage lagoon, described their symptoms at Monday night’s regular city council meeting: headaches; stinging, swollen, watery eyes; difficulty breathing, coughing and other respiratory ailments; reduced oxygen levels; stomach upset; and even mental confusion—all of which have been mentioned as symptoms of elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide."
Note: That 'mental confusion' is the most disturbing symptom. That's brain damage - hydrogen sulfide is neurotoxic - and that may be permanent damage. That doesn't mean that their brains won't 'rewire' around the damage, but that's more likely to happen with younger people. With older people, they may experience neurological deterioration from which they will never recover...
2014-08-17 - Landfill spews 'rotten egg' stench of hydrogen sulfide at area around Marlborough, Wiltshire (Britain):
Quote: "Now, Robbie Williams’ attempts to sell his country mansion risk taking on a whiff of desperation ... due to stinking fumes from a nearby landfill site. Described as more potent that rotten eggs, the clouds of steam have been plaguing his Wiltshire village with dozens of complaints made to the parish council. And villagers, who fear the stench will affect house prices, say it is at its worst around the singer’s estate."
Note: Five million pounds doesn't seem THAT expensive to live in a mansion next to a noxious poison factory. Wait, yes it does! In fact 'free' sounds too expensive...
2014-08-08 - Hydrogen sulfide leaks uncontrolled from geothermal plant in coastal Puna (Hawaii):
Quote: "After an uncontrolled release of hydrogen sulfide prompted sent plant operators and emergency crews scrambling to contain the unplanned emissions, residents of Leilani Estates, Pohoiki, and Lani Puna were advised to stay indoors to avoid exposure. Hydrogen sulfide is described a colorless gas with the characteristic foul odor of rotten eggs; it is heavier than air, very poisonous, corrosive, flammable, and explosive, according to Wikipedia. Hawaii County Civil Defense officials recommended that any residents experiencing discomfort should evacuate the area."
Note: Did the gas really come from the plant, or did it just blow in off the ocean? We'll never know for sure. It doesn't really matter all that much - if you've got deadly and explosively flammable poison gas blowing around, that's what matters...
2014-08-07 - At least 70 students hospitalized by hydrogen sulfide poisoning in Kollam (India):
Quote: "At least 70 students were hospitalised after alleged gas leak at the KMML (Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited) factory in Kollam Thursday. Around 70 students from the nearby school and colleges of the factory were admitted in the hospital. Around twenty students from the Chavara Government Girls Higher Secondary School and 30 students from the government college were admitted to the hospital. Two other students from the Kamankulangara school were also admitted. On Wednesday, many residents including 60 students were admitted to the hospital after Hydrogen Sulphide leaked from the factory. The plant has been closed pending further investigation."
Note: I am highly skeptical about this story. Hydrogen sulfide in a metal factory? If it were a septic or sewer facility, maybe. If it were a petroleum facility, that'd be believable, since hydrogen sulfide is what makes gas 'sour' and it is extracted. But I don't know what use hydrogen sulfide would be to a METAL business. I suspect this was a cloud of gas that blew through in the atmosphere and they just decided to blame the nearest factory so they'd have something other than the truth to sell people...
2014-08-04 - Two fishermen killed by hydrogen sulfide, one injured, in ship hold in Strandbygaard Harbour (Denmark):
Quote: "According to police, the two fishermen died because of toxic hydrogen sulphide fumes from the load of trash fish."
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is produced by rotting biomatter, but it is also blowing around in the atmosphere and, being a heavier-than-air gas, once it gets inside a ship it will settle into the hold, just as when it infiltrates a home it will tend to settle into basements...
2014-04-29 - Man, 20, killed by hydrogen sulfide at well site in McKenzie County (North Dakota):
Quote: "The sheriff's department says foul play is not suspected, and the cause of death is likely H2S gas poisoning."
2014-04-13 - Two workers killed by hydrogen sulfide while working in manhole in Kochi (India):
Quote: "The dead were identified as Raju and Madhavan, both hailing from Dindigul in Tamil Nadu. Their co-workers were waiting for them outside the manhole when the duo inhaled hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and died."
2014-03-26 - Four sewer workers killed by hydrogen sulfide, eight more injured, in coastal Phuket (Thailand):
Quote: "Four water treatment workers were found dead and eight others injured in a sewer while cleaning and treating sewer drain. Authorities said the fumes from the sewer below, when released into the air, turned into hydrogen sulfide commonly known as 'rotten eggs' fumes, asphyxiating the workers, leading to their deaths."
Note: There've been lots of mysterious deaths in and around Phuket too, also likely from hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean. Then it'll settle into low-lying areas, since it's a heavier-than-air gas. One such low-lying area, of course, is sewer systems. It is also produced naturally in sewers too. If it gets into your sewer system and your sewer trap isn't functioning properly then it can flow into your house and gas you to death, as happened to a woman in Kansas City (Kansas), mentioned in the 2013-07-04 update. Obviously, these days, it may just blow in through a window, or get sucked into homes by air conditioners or heating systems, drop down through chimneys, etc.
2014-01-23 - Hydrogen sulfide gas coming from sewer near home at Lake James in Morganton (North Carolina):
Quote: "After making several attempts to contact the right agency to have the problem corrected, the city of Morganton Water Resources department informed Ervin that what she smelled was not sewage, but hydrogen sulfide gas that builds in sewer lines and often emits a foul odor."
Note: 'It's not sewage, ma'am, just some gas-chamber-quality poison gas, so rest easy...'
2014-01-10 - Sewer workers poisoned by hydrogen sulfide in coastal Yokohama (Japan), several sickened, 3 suffer cardiac arrest:
Quote: "Three of the four workers were briefly in a state of cardiac arrest when found near a manhole by firefighters responding to an emergency call around 9:15 a.m. Hydrogen sulfide was detected at the scene."
2013-12-13 - Hydrogen sulfide cancels classes at school in coastal Middletown (New Jersey):
Quote: "High levels of hydrogen sulfide, or sewer gas, on campus at Brookdale Community College forced the closure Friday of four buildings, cancellation of some classes and relocation of others, officials said."
2013-12-09 - College student dies from hydrogen sulfide poisoning in tent at Port Meadow, 6 injured, in Oxford (Britain):
Quote: "Sara Lomax, who studied physics with Mr Kirkman at A-level, said she was almost certain he would not have committed suicide."
Quote: "Police are advising people to stay away from the popular beauty spot after the discovery by a member of the public at 12.25pm because of a strong odour of chemicals."
Quote: "Early indications are that the chemical involved in the death of the man is hydrogen sulphide..."
Note: The 'official' story is he brewed up some hydrogen sulfide himself. That's highly unlikely. It'd be easier and less risky and cheaper to use carbon monoxide if one's goal is suicide-by-gas. The death is 'unexplained'. This is a low-lying area where a heavier-than-air gas would tend to accumulate after it blows in off the ocean. I'm not surprised at the official story though; what else are they gonna say? The truth? Wouldn't count on that. If you die from hydrogen sulfide poisoning and there's no way to disguise what killed you, they'll say you did it yourself too, of that you can be sure. There have been many mysterious deaths in Britain (and Florida and California and Thailand and Australia and other coastal areas)...
2013-11-14 - Hydrogen sulfide belching from landfill in Bridgeton (Missouri), residents alarmed:
Quote: "The stinky smell is not the problem anymore in Bridgeton. Now, there’s concern the landfill is putting something else into the air that could pose a real danger to workers and residents nearby. It’s a chemical compound called hydrogen sulfide and according to the health department report, half the days in the last four weeks, air monitors have showed levels that exceeded 'health-based guidelines.' In high concentrations, it can kill a person."
Note: This is the landfill that has an underground fire burning toward an adjacent landfill that houses illegally-dumped nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project. This hydrogen sulfide problem here is a microcosm of the planetary extinction event that is now underway. The oceans are becoming more 'landfill-like' as waters around the world heat up. (All the sh#t and trash we've dumped into the oceans probably hasn't helped matters any either, though this problem would likely have occurred regardless, as it has numerous times in the past.) The heat is also releasing methane stored in methane clathrate deposits, and the ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that emit hydrogen sulfide are eating that methane and turning it into hydrogen sulfide.
In June, the City of Roxbury (New Jersey) began drawing up evacuation plans because of hydrogen sulfide from a nearby landfill, as mentioned in the 2013-06-14 update. A rotten egg odor is wafting in from the ocean in Quincy (Massachusetts), as mentioned in the 2013-05-09 update. The Inner Harbor recently suddenly changed color to milky-white-green in coastal Baltimore, with a sulfur odor smelled, and all the fish there were found dead, as mentioned in the 2013-07-18 update. Hydrogen sulfide has been detected in a number of areas along the coast in California, it was detected coming up from the ground near a school in Canada, it was detected in the ground in southern Florida, a woman was killed by hydrogen sulfide in her home in Kansas, and so on. This is the ancient planetary extinction event that has once again reared its ugly head and is now upon us...
2013-10-16 - Fish kill reported at Lake Sebu in South Cotabato (Philippine Islands):
Quote: "It occurs when cold rainwater, which is heavier than warm water, settles at the abyssal zone of the lake. This causes the water upturn or upwelling of warm water carrying silts, sediments, and gases such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, sulfur and methane gas produced by the decomposing organic matter such as fish feeds..."
Note: That's the chemocline rising abruptly to the surface, smothering fish and releasing hydrogen sulfide into the air. That just happened in July in the Inner Harbor in coastal Baltimore (Maryland) too, as mentioned in the 2013-07-18 update. (And now peoples' corpses are being found in the Inner Harbor, which is no coincidence.) As this process hits more areas, more hydrogen sulfide will be released into the atmosphere. This is the ancient extinction event that is now upon us...
2013-10-14 - 'Rotten egg' odor of hydrogen sulfide reported in Santa Fe Springs (California):
Quote: "For the second time this year, local residents near Santa Fe Springs are dealing with a foul stench in their neighborhood. Residents of Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Whittier and Pico Rivera have all reported the odor."
Quote: "Come around midnight each night now, sometimes lasting one to three hours. It’s unbearable..."
Quote: "According to the Air Quality Management District, the smell is due to non-toxic hydrogen sulfide coming from Ridgeline Energy Services U.S.A."
Note: There's no such thing as 'non-toxic hydrogen sulfide'. Hydrogen sulfide is hydrogen sulfide. It's as deadly as hydrogen cyanide, which is what they use in gas chambers to, you know, KILL PEOPLE. It was used as a weapon in World War I by the British against the Germans because it KILLS PEOPLE. The atmosphere cools and contracts in the wee hours, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane in the air above closer to the ground. These folks should be on the lookout for outbreaks of 'flu-like' illness, nosebleeds and animals and people dropping dead. These cities are all near the coast...
2013-10-14 - Hydrogen sulfide reported in coastal Callaway (Florida):
Quote: "...inside the wet well at the lift station where employees work, county officials said chemical detectors have showed hydrogen sulfide to be at 'extremely hazardous' levels. Parts of the lift station have become corroded as a result of the high levels of hydrogen sulfide, officials said."
2013-10-02 - Woman killed by hydrogen sulfide, 8 people hospitalized, at motel near coastal Melbourne (Australia):
Quote: "One person is dead and eight people were hospitalised after being exposed to hydrogen sulphide at a motel north of Melbourne overnight."
Note: The 'official' story is that the woman made the hydrogen sulfide herself. Well, color me skeptical. Yes, you can kill yourself that way, but there's zero reason anyone would do so. For one thing, it's dangerous, in the sense that if anything goes wrong you could end up not dead, but paralyzed, or mindwiped (forget who you are), or go crazy, hallucinate and get found eating your own arms or something. If you're set on killing yourself with a gas, nothing beats carbon monoxide - you go to sleep, never wake up, no fuss, no muss. Carbon monoxide suicide is also cheap and reliable. This sounds VERY MUCH like a cover story to me, and 'suicide by hydrogen sulfide' will probably be used as a cover story more as time goes on, especially when there's no one alive to dispute the story...
2013-10-02 - Hydrogen sulfide seriously sickening residents of Roxbury Township (New Jersey):
Quote: "Governor Christie, by saying that Roxbury residents are not having any health problems, you are dismissing us as human beings. We did not have any of these health issues before the toxic hydrogen sulfide started emanating from the Fenimore Landfill in 2012. When you leave the Roxbury area, a lot of the health effects miraculously disappear yet when you get back in town, they reappear."
Note: Landfills are indeed a traditional source of hydrogen sulfide and they clearly do have a problem in this town, and it is obviously sickening them. The problem here is basically a small-scale version of what's happening worldwide: the waters are heating up and getting more 'landfill-like', causing planetary scale hydrogen sulfide and methane emissions, as has happened numerous times in Earth's history. They have local emissions here too though, so they're likely to die first...
2013-09-21 - People sickening, kids bleeding from nose, near industrial site in coastal Los Angeles (California):
Quote: "Monic Uriarte says she began having headaches and bouts of dizziness three years ago, about the time she and her neighbors began smelling a chemical odor on the streets and in their homes."
Quote: "A sign inside the walls warns: 'Danger: H2S. Poisonous Gas.' No such signs are posted outside the site, which is a few yards from schools and homes."
Note: Indeed, headaches, dizziness, unconsciousness and bleeding from the nose are possible symptoms of hydrogen sulfide poisoning. H2S = hydrogen sulfide. The people in this area are not likely to live very long. Oil and natural gas are becoming more 'sour' as the earth heats up from below, meaning they contain greater amounts of hydrogen sulfide. Closing this place down wouldn't solve the problem. Then the oil/gas in the ground would be converted to hydrogen sulfide and come up from the ground in an uncontrolled fashion, which would be even worse. So the only realistic choice is to get as much oil and natural gas out of the ground as possible, and use it up, burn it for energy, BEFORE it gets turned into deadly and explosively flammable hydrogen sulfide. This facility may not itself even be generating the hydrogen sulfide - it may be coming up from the ground now on its own, and they may have reopened this place to try to suck out the gas/oil before that entire area is wiped out by poison, fire and/or explosions...
2013-09-06 - Three chemical transport trucks burst into flame at midnight, neighborhood evacuated, in Laveen (Arizona), another truck burns on US 60 near Phoenix:
Quote: "Three trucks owned by CTI, a company specializing in transporting chemicals, caught fire. Those trucks were loaded with copper concentrate, which is highly flammable. Copper concentrate, the raw material for copper smelters, is made up of copper, iron and sulfide."
Quote: "According to the Department of Public Safety, the fire in Laveen was related to a similar situation that forced the closure of A seven-mile stretch of U.S. 60 northwest of Phoenix. DPS said a truck was hauling copper concentrate that began to smolder and emit a toxic gas, hydrogen sulfide. The driver felt woozy and pulled over. He was treated at a hospital and released. Firefighters cooled off the load with water."
Note: So, four trucks burned in that general area, in two separate incidents, and hydrogen sulfide was involved with at least one of the truck fires and possibly all of them. Maybe the trucks got hit by some hydrogen sulfide blowing through the atmosphere and the reactivity with copper and rusty iron is what started these fires...
2013-08-23 - Hydrogen sulfide sickens two fishermen after it builds up in ship's hold, in coastal Rockland (Maine):
Quote: "Rockland Fire and EMS and Thomaston Ambulance crews responded to the O’Hara bait shop on Front Street Friday afternoon after two men were overcome by what turned out to be a buildup of hydrogen sulfide in the hold of the fishing vessel 'Starlight.'"
Quote: "A third crewman donned a breathing mask and brought another mask down to the conscious crewman, who quickly began to recover enough to get out of the hold with some assistance. The masked rescuer also put fresh air onto the unconscious man and they began pumping fresh air into the hold, to help clear the very poisonous and flammable gas."
Quote: "The gas is heavier than air, so the concentration of the hydrogen sulfide was greater at the bottom of the hold, and we estimate the first man was down there for 7-10 minutes. I don't know how bad the concentration was at the bottom, where he was laying, but it's a given he was down in the worst of it the longest."
Note: One guy went into the hold and collapsed unconscious. Second guy went to help the first guy and was incapacitated, though not knocked unconscious. Third guy got smart and got some oxygen masks. This is a common scenario with hydrogen sulfide poisoning events, where one person succumbs then others go to help and succumb too. Often that ends with fatalities. In this case, thanks to the smart third guy, nobody died, though who knows what kind of long-term effects the two who got hit will experience, especially the first guy, who was laying there and breathing hydrogen sulfide for some time...
2013-08-05 - Hundreds of people complain as hydrogen sulfide wafts over Santa Fe Springs (California):
Quote: "After receiving more than 330 complaints about a foul odor wafting across Santa Fe Springs last week, air quality officials said Monday they had pinpointed the smell to increases in the amount of hydrogen sulfide in the air."
Note: It's actually GOOD that they can smell it. That means the concentration is low. Once the concentration goes beyond the trivial then you rapidly lose the ability to smell it, if you smell it at all. This isn't the first town with hydrogen sulfide problems lately either. In June, the City of Roxbury (New Jersey) began drawing up evacuation plans because of hydrogen sulfide from a nearby landfill, as mentioned in the 2013-06-14 update. And a rotten egg odor is wafting in from the ocean in Quincy (Massachusetts), as mentioned in the 2013-05-09 update. And the Inner Harbor just changed color to milky-white-green in coastal Baltimore, with a sulfur odor smelled, and all the fish there were found dead, as mentioned in the 2013-07-18 update. And so on...
2013-07-10 - Two men, 30 and 50, killed by hydrogen sulfide near Claflin (Kansas):
Quote: "Emergency personnel arriving on the scene first found Myers deceased on the steps of a flooded underground cellar-type structure that was part of a saltwater disposal system. Emergency personnel were unable to enter the structure because of high levels of hydrogen sulfide gas, which can be a byproduct from the production of oil and natural gas."
2013-07-04 - Woman, 44, dies from hydrogen sulfide poisoning at home in Kansas City (Kansas):
Quote: "The doctor ruled her death an accident from 'hydrogen sulfide intoxication,' according to the recently released autopsy results."
Quote: "At the time, local plumbers and doctors said they never had heard of such a thing happening in a residence. Even national experts said residential deaths from sewer gas were extremely rare."
Quote: "Yet deaths from inhaling toxic sewer gas could be more common than people know, said Nick Gromicko, the founder of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. He said sewer gas deaths written off to other causes could have been missed if autopsies weren’t performed. 'This could just be the first one we’ve discovered,' he said."
Note: Even if an autopsy IS performed, if it isn't performed within 6-8 hours of the poisoning, then they're not gonna find much besides some elevated levels of sulfates, which can be caused by many things and isn't alarming in itself. So I am VERY sure that they're missing deaths like this ALL THE TIME now...
2013-06-14 - City of Roxbury (New Jersey) drawing up evacuation plans because of hydrogen sulfide from landfill:
Quote: "Two developments could bring the state closer to taking over the Fenimore Landfill — which has been emitting hydrogen sulfide gas at such high levels township officials are drawing up evacuation plans."
Note: Landfills and sewers are actually traditional sources of hydrogen sulfide, though I've never heard of it being such a problem before that a city would draw up evacuation plans because of it. As the volcanic activity around the Earth picks up and heats up the waters, the waters of the Earth hold less oxygen, creating 'dead zones' where the ancient anaerobic bacteria that produce hydrogen sulfide reproduce and do their thing. Basically, the waters of the Earth are becoming more 'landfill-like'. I'm sure it hasn't helped matters any that we've dumped ungodly amounts of trash and sewage into the oceans either, and all of that biomass is food for those ancient bacteria, and they will, in effect, turn our trash and excrement into deadly hydrogen sulfide...
2013-05-29 - Enbridge Energy Partners fights for right to reject crude oil with high levels of hydrogen sulfide:
Quote: "The pipeline operator made the application just three days after the vapours in one crude tank at Berthold terminal in North Dakota were sampled and found to contain H2S at an extremely high concentration of 1200 parts per million, more than enough to be fatal."
Quote: "Hydrogen sulphide is explosive when mixed with air, and can cause severe corrosion to oil field equipment including pipelines."
Note: It can cause corrosion to all steel and concrete, not just oil field equipment...
Quote: "The characteristic rotten egg smell is detectable at concentrations well under 1 ppm, and becomes sickly sweet over 30 ppm, but is dangerously odourless when the concentration rises over 100 ppm because the olfactory nerves in the nose are paralysed. Concentrations of as little as 50-200 ppm can cause shock, convulsions and coma. Inhaling H2S in excess of 1,000 ppm will cause immediate respiratory paralysis followed by death according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ('Report to Congress on Hydrogen Sulfide Air Emissions Associated with the Extraction of Oil and Gas' 1993)."
Quote: "In the next shipping cycle after the April 1 restrictions on competitor pipelines went into effect, there was a dramatic increase to the proportion of crude tendered to Enbridge North Dakota with high levels of hydrogen sulfide."
Quote: "Most oil and gas fields produce some hydrogen sulphide but the proportion varies widely. Oil fields tend to produce relatively little, while in a gas field the proportion can rise to 40 percent or even 90 percent. Twenty 'vulnerability zones' have been identified in the United States which are especially prone to hydrogen sulphide in underground formations linked with oil and gas."
Note: Lots of interesting information here. Maybe what's most interesting is that hydrogen sulfide levels are apparently rising. The ancient anaerobic bacteria that biogenically generate hydrogen sulfide like warm temps, water and low oxygen levels. With the obvious rise in volcanism around the world, it seems reasonable to think that heat is rising from the core of the Earth to the surface. This will expand the territory of those bacteria, not just in the oceans, seas and lakes, but possibly in underground areas near or below the water table too. Those bacteria also eat methane, which is the primary 'ingredient' in natural gas. So they may be below ground now, growing their numbers as the environment increasingly suits them, resulting in higher H2S concentrations in gas and oil deposits. This may explain all the fracking too - to get that natural gas out of the ground before those ancient anaerobic bacteria use it as food and convert it into deadly and explosively flammable hydrogen sulfide.
2013-05-24 - Man found dead in car from hydrogen sulfide poisoning in Fife (Washington), 1 mile from the coast:
Quote: "A 911 caller shortly before 10 a.m. reported a suspicious vehicle in the area, with an unconscious man inside and a note taped to the window that said: “Do not open. Hydrogen Sulfide. Call 911."
Note: I suspect the authorities have a bunch of those notes already printed out, so that they can slap them on vehicles containing dead people, to cover up what's going on, and also perhaps to push the idea into the public consciousness that killing yourself with hydrogen sulfide in vehicles is the new 'in thing' in suicides. There's zero reason for anyone to kill themselves with hydrogen sulfide in a vehicle; vehicles emit carbon monoxide, you go to sleep and never wake up, no fuss, no muss, no danger to others. Use a hose or block the exhaust. There are really only two reasons I can think of why people MIGHT use hydrogen sulfide to kill themselves in a vehicle: 1) if they know what's going on and they want to leave people a clue; 2) if they WANT to cause harm to others after they're dead. In the latter case there would be no note, obviously. Anyone ever seen an image of one of these notes? I haven't. I bet they aren't in the handwriting of the deceased, which means there's really nothing to tie the note to the deceased, other than that 'somebody' put the note on the vehicle containing the corpse...
2013-04-24 - Police in London, Ontario (Canada) issue public safety announcement pertaining to hydrogen sulfide:
Quote: "Should members of the public come upon someone who appears to be sleeping in a vehicle or another enclosed space and is unresponsive they should call police immediately and use extreme caution in attempting to access the victim. Prior to opening the vehicle door, look inside for written signs or chemicals being used. The gas concentration in the vehicle will be extremely high and inhalation of the fumes may be fatal to the responder."
Quote: "If inhaled at low levels it can cause eye irritation, sore throat, cough, nausea, shortness of breath and fluid in the lungs. Moderate exposure can cause fatigue, loss of appetite, vomiting, staggering, headaches and arability. Concentrated high exposure can cause convulsions, amnesia, respiratory paralysis and death by asphyxiation."
Quote: "Hydrogen sulphide is a gas that smells like rotten eggs and is not present in vehicles unless introduced there by the victim. The danger to responders and public are that this gas is very similar to cyanide and it is five times more toxic than carbon monoxide. In some instances, victims have posted notes on vehicle windows warning rescuers not to enter the vehicle."
Note: Well, that's not ALL true. Do they think that cars are magically immune to penetration by hydrogen sulfide from natural sources like landfills, sewers and the dead zones in the oceans? If that were so then nobody driving a car in Southern California would have smelled the hydrogen sulfide that was purportedly coming off the Salton Sea during that stinkfest event there...but everyone smelled it, including people in cars, so of course it may be present in vehicles even if the victim didn't introduce it...
2013-04-13 - One worker killed and six injured by hydrogen sulfide at wastewater plant at the Port of Tampa (Florida):
Quote: "Officials say seven employees of Lanzo Lining, Inc. were cleaning the 96-inch pipes at the Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater treatment plant when hydrogen sulfide fumes appeared inside a sewer pipe. Two workers inside the pipe were overtaken by fumes. Two other workers went into the pipe to help their co-workers, when they too were overcome by fumes. The remaining workers attempted to render aid to the other four, but were also affected by the fumes."
Quote: "During the rescue, six Tampa Firefighters were also affected by the fumes. They were treated at TGH and released."
Note: This is a common scenario with hydrogen sulfide poisoning events, where some people succumb then others go to their aid and succumb too. In this case, 2 people succumbed, then 2 went to their aid and succumbed, then 3 more went to the aid of those four and they succumbed too, then responders showed up and six of THEM sickened too. This should serve as an indication of just how deadly hydrogen sulfide can be. In concentrations of 1 part per thousand it can be almost immediately lethal. That means your atmosphere can be 99.9% clean but if it's 0.1% hydrogen sulfide then one breath can kill you.
This event by itself should make clear why hydrogen sulfide - produced by ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea in biomatter-rich and warm anoxic environments like that found in the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico and other areas of the Earth's waters - has been instrumental in Earth's extinction events. In the Permian-Triassic extinction event around 90% of all species went extinct (96% in the oceans, less on land). This is the enemy we face now, and even as we weaken with each passing day, our enemy is strengthening.
2013-03-01 - Worker, 31, dies from hydrogen sulfide poisoning in tank in Catawba (North Carolina):
Quote: "According to his cousin, Jermel Storey, a 'clear, cloudy smoke' entered the tank, triggering emergency alarms, which trapped Samir in the tank. Jermel Storey also was working on the job. 'My cousin screamed,' Jermel Storey said recently of the accident. 'Nobody helped. It was like nothing ever happened.' Gast said Samir Storey died 'within minutes.'"
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas, so it was mixed in with that smoke. Maybe an atmospheric hydrogen sulfide plume blew threw nearby and something smoldered or burst into flame via hydrogen sulfide's reactivity with copper or rusty iron, then that smoke plus some hydrogen sulfide drifted down into that tank. It wasn't super concentrated either because he lived for minutes, didn't just fall over dead after one or two breaths...
2013-02-13 - Hydrogen sulfide found coming from the ground near school in Windsor (Canada):
2013-01-26 - Two pipeline workers die of hydrogen sulfide poisoning in coastal Ashdod (Israel):
Quote: "It is believed that they died within seconds of coming into contact with the hydrogen sulfide gas."
Quote: "A Paz Refineries spokesman said that the repair that the two were sent out to do did not require any special protective gear."
2013-01-11 - Sulfur dioxode, hydrogen sulfide detected in coastal Chalmette (Louisiana), residents complain of 'chemical odors':
2013-01-08 - Money approved for monitoring odors at the Salton Sea (California):
Quote: "Often, fish kills caused by heavy concentrations of hydrogen sulfide and lack of oxygen also create foul odors at the lake."
2012-11-29 - Library closed in Columbus (Ohio) due to hydrogen sulfide:
Quote: "The letter said the company believes the sources of the odor is the water elevator sump pit that 'may be serving as a conduit for contamination in shallow ground water to enter the indoor environment.'"
Note: There's confirmation that hydrogen sulfide is infiltrating buildings via contaminated water, something I have suspected for some time now...
2012-11-10 - HazMat event in Whanganui on the North Island (New Zealand), hydrogen sulfide exposure, 2 critically injured, 19 injured:
2012-10-17 - Hydrogen sulfide threat near Kuwait City (Kuwait), blamed on oil well leak:
Quote: "Health officials warned Kuwaitis to stay inside and seal doors and windows tightly on Wednesday after toxic gas leaked from an oil well north of Kuwait City. Residents in areas as far as 100 kilometres (60 miles) away reported smelling the rotten-egg odour of potentially poisonous hydrogen sulphide gas."
Note: Sixty miles away? From an oil well leak? I doubt that. Is there a plume blowing through there? I don't doubt that. Is the advice good, to seal up homes and hunker down? Definitely.
2012-10-04 - HazMat event at laboratory in Britain, 9 people hospitalized after exposure to hydrogen sulfide:
Quote: "It is thought the incident was sparked when a laboratory test went wrong..."
Note: And just what tests are they doing with hydrogen sulfide? Trying to develop protective measures? Seeing how hydrogen sulfide affects mammalian biology now that it's flooding our atmosphere? Inquiring minds want to know more...
2012-09-10 - Hydrogen sulfide smelled across large swaths of southern California:
Quote: "Atwood said AQMD inspectors collected air samples that contained hydrogen sulfide."
2012-06-10 - Hydrogen sulfide concerns raised near 2 lakes in Harrison County (Ohio):
2012-06-06 - Man found dead in car of hydrogen sulfide poisoning, in Round Rock (Texas):
Quote: "Police confirmed that a deadly, poisonous chemical called hydrogen sulfide was found inside the car."
Note: Another story just like this a few days ago, woman dead in car in parking lot in Fresno (California). You smell something? I smell coverup. But who knows. Maybe this guy was someone who knew about this ongoing extinction event, and he wanted to leave us a clue with his method of bowing out before things get really bad...
2012-05-30 - Woman allegedly kills herself with hydrogen sulfide in parking lot in Fremont (California):
2012-05-17 - Another take on this extinction event, from MSNBC in 2009, still relevant:
Quote: "Hydrogen sulfide is a lethal poison to most oxygen-breathing animals. Today, it is common in lakes or seas when circulation is poor, oxygen levels plummet, and anaerobic bacteria take over. In the late Permian period, biomarkers suggest it was widespread in the oceans."
Note: These ancient anaerobic bacteria which produce hydrogen sulfide are the enemy with which we are now at war. They can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They will not surrender nor do they care if we do. The 'dead zones' are their habitat, and those are growing and spreading throughout the waters of the Earth and have been for years. The Sleeper has awakened...
2012-03-16 - Cal Poly (California) student found dead in car filled with toxic gas:
Note: the toxic gas mentioned here as being used by Japanese previously is...hydrogen sulfide. It is not named in this story, for some reason. Maybe this is how some of the car deaths will be handled: just throw some warning placards on the car and call it a suicide. Very convenient.
Events Where Hydrogen Sulfide Not Explicitly Mentioned:
2017-03-27 - Rotten egg smell emanating from the ground at work site and sickening people near coastal Sydney (Australia):
Quote: "WestConnex contractors have been given two days to clean up their work site in Sydney's inner west after residents complained of foul odours emanating from the earthworks. For more than a week, St Peters residents have experienced a 'rotten egg' smell wafting from the worksite of the WestConnex M5 interchange, which is being built on top of the old Alexandria Landfill."
Quote: "Ms Pierce, whose two children attend nearby St Peters Public School, said parents were concerned their children attending the school were unable to escape the smell during the day. 'The smell was so bad all the children were blocking their noses as they walked into the school. That's when we really thought, oh gosh, this is starting to affect little kids.'"
2016-12-13 - Foul odor(s) hitting Marana (Arizona), wastewater plant says it's not them:
2016-11-23 - Foul smell that's lasted a month sickening people in coastal Waialua on the island of Oahu (Hawaii):
Quote: "Something stinks in Waialua and residents say it's affecting their health. A foul odor has permeated the community for the past month and it's source hasn't yet been confirmed. Parents say the stench is so vile, it's making their children queasy. 'Both kids feeling pretty nauseous yesterday,' said one resident. 'It's worse in the mornings.' The stench daily fills homes and schools near Waialua Beach Road, residents say."
Quote: "State health officials say they will revisit the farm Wednesday since residents report the smell is as pungent as ever. 'It smelled like someone was pumping sewer water,' said Carrie Fitzsimmons, Waialua resident. She adds that she's not convinced it's rotting fish."
Note: A fish kill could cause a noxious smell, but it wouldn't last a month. Hydrogen sulfide oozing from the ocean, however, could kill some fish, cause a sickening sewery smell, AND could easily last a month (or a year, or a thousand years)...
2016-11-10 - Rotten egg sulfury odor sickens 58+ people at school in Murrysville (Pennsylvania), near Turtle Creek:
Quote: "Like other students, middle-schooler Susie Putnam went to a hospital because she felt nauseous with a headache and was light-headed. Jacob Sizemore, a sophomore student and an employee at Goodwill, had to evacuate twice: First at the high school where he's a student and then after he came to work at Franklin Plaza. He compared the smell to rotten eggs and sulfur."
Quote: "Officials confirmed 60 people, including 49 students from the middle school, one adult and 10 patients from other area businesses were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries."
Quote: "Despite spending much of the day in Murrysville testing the air and looking for leaks, authorities and crews from Peoples Natural Gas were unable to pinpoint the source of the natural gas odor. Whatever the source, authorities believe that winds today helped propel the nasty stink through air intake vents on the roofs of buildings, Murrysville Police Chief Thomas Seefeld said."
Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area. So they want to blame this on natural gas from a passing truck. They checked for natural gas and found nothing, so there's zero evidence that this was natural gas, nor is there any evidence that there was any passing truck leaking anything. Also, natural gas, being primarily methane, is a lighter-than-air gas. So if any DID leak from a truck, it'd go straight up into the atmosphere, not flow along the ground into a school, nor would natural gas cause such severe symptoms that quickly, at least not without there being an explosion or fire in short order.
Notice on the map where this occurred, just northeast (downwind) of that creek. The reason that creek is there is because that's the lowest-lying area in the vicinity, which is why water flows down into that creek and forms the creek in the first place. Such areas are where a HEAVIER-than-air gas like hydrogen sulfide will tend to accumulate and concentrate when the wind isn't blowing, and then blow onward when the wind picks up, generally toward the east or northeast, like right towards that school.
So, given the fact that natural gas is a lighter-than-air gas and wouldn't leak from a truck into a school, and given the rapid onset of the symptoms mentioned, and given the fact that not one of the meters used by responders ever measured any natural gas readings at all, this had to be hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide explains the rapid-onset symptoms, the lack of natural gas readings, the entry into a school on the ground and the fact that this occurred just downwind of the lowest-lying area in the vicinity. Natural gas would explain none of these things.
This will all become very obvious when it's not just a few dozen kids sickened by an unknown sulfury odor at a school, but when there's a pile of children's corpses, and that could happen at any time now...
2014-07-30 - Nauseating odor plagues Geraldton suburb of Utakarra (Australia), very near the coast:
Quote: "Ms Davies said the Water Corporation acknowledged the sewer had an 'unusually high concentration of odorous gases' which when mixed with water, could lead to the corrosion of the lids that sealed the sewer, allowing gases to escape."
Note: That's hydrogen sulfide. The two 'sewer gases' are hydrogen sulfide and methane, but methane isn't corrosive and hydrogen sulfide is. The people being hit by this smell are apt to have some long-term health consequences. The fact that they're smelling it at all and the fact that it smells bad instead of sickly sweet or flowery means the concentration is low. Nevertheless, it's a deadly poison - the British used it to kill German soldiers during trench warfare in WWI - so it's definitely not going to do their health any good...
2014-07-28 - HazMat event hits landfill, unknown odor sickens several people, in Northampton (Pennsylvania):
Note: Landfills are a traditional source of hydrogen sulfide. In fact, the City of Roxbury (New Jersey) began drawing up evacuation plans because of hydrogen sulfide emissions from a nearby landfill, mentioned in the 2013-06-14 update. Hydrogen sulfide from a nearby landfill also caused great consternation to residents nearby in Bridgeton (Missouri). These workers in Northampton are lucky they didn't just fall over dead...
2014-07-18 - Two women sicken, one vomits and blacks out, at business in the Interbay area of coastal Seattle (Washington):
Quote: "Two women were exposed to something that caused them to have a rash and one to vomit after fainting."
Quote: "Furthermore there was no indication to what caused the reaction because there were no reports of fire or a chemical scent. There is a chemical business next door and a rail yard behind the business, but Yurczyk reported they have checked those areas with no leads. SFD said it was unlikely the agent that caused the reaction came from inside the business because there are very few chemical products offered at the plumbing supply store."
Quote: "SFD reported that because only two people were affected and that there is a heavy breeze today, there is a low probability of finding the cause."
Note: Sounds like hydrogen sulfide poisoning via skin contact with hydrogen sulfide that had adsorbed onto something that these two women touched during the course of their work, and one of them got more poisoned than the other. That also explains the lack of odor and the inability of the responders' gas detectors to find anything - gas adsorbed onto/into materials isn't floating around in the air, so it won't register with gas detectors. Well, at least it didn't kill them...this time.
2014-07-13 - Odor causes evacuation of 150 people from homes in Skippack (Pennsylvania):
Note: "The incident was first believed to be a possible gas leak, but two energy companies in the area said their systems were operating normally."
Note: Possible gas leak means someone smelled a 'rotten egg' odor, which is what hydrogen sulfide smells like at low concentrations. At first they said possible gas leak, then they said maybe hydrogen cyanide, then they said no, it wasn't that, it was some unnamed 'volatile organic compound', then finally, after numerous hours, the story that they finally settled on was 'gasoline got in the groundwater somehow'. And yet not ONE of the many people evacuated ever said, 'Huh, this smells like gasoline.' So, the gasoline story is not plausible. The odor mentioned here was described as 'very, very unpleasant'. Gasoline doesn't smell very very unpleasant; it smells like gasoline. This was probably hydrogen sulfide and this gasoline story that they eventually settled on was the *cough* best cover story they could come up with. They did say the smell was coming from sump pumps; that I do believe. There was a library that was closed due to hydrogen sulfide infiltrating the building via a sump pump and contaminated outdoor water, in Columbus (Ohio), mentioned in the 2012-11-29 update. Say, sump pump, contaminated water, bad odor...that sounds familiar, doesn't it? Here's a link to that story:
There was also an incident where a woman was gassed to death by hydrogen sulfide in her home in Kansas City (Missouri), mentioned in the 2013-07-04 update. The gas came up from the sewer in that case and because her sewer trap was dry, it didn't stop it, with fatal consequences. Hydrogen sulfide is blowing around in the atmosphere now. It will settle to the ground and contaminate water and you'll have these sump pump problems as outdoor water gets contaminated. It's also a heavier-than-air gas so it will flow to the same places that water does, like sewers. Then if the pressure gets too high, and someone's sewer trap is dry or malfunctioning, it may then flow into homes and gas people to death that way. And of course if you have open windows or run an air-conditioner or have a fireplace with a chimney, then the gas can enter your home via those routes too...
2014-07-01 - 19 crew members sicken on ship near Port Canaveral (Florida):
2014-03-26 - Boy, 10, found dead, foaming at the mouth, near building in Soweto (South Africa):
Quote: "The child died on Monday night. His body was found next to the wall of a house in Extension 10. Themba Mthembu, who lives near where the body was found, said: 'I arrived home after 9.30pm. According to neighbours, the boy had been there for a while and was foaming at the mouth. They suspected he had eaten poison.'"
Note: Maybe BREATHED poison, but maybe he drank some contaminated water too. Hydrogen sulfide poisoning can cause foaming at the mouth. Numerous people - sometimes multiple people in the same incident - have been found mysteriously dead foaming at the mouth...
2014-06-28 - Man has seizure and woman sickens on flight from coastal Los Angeles (California) to coastal Tampa (Florida):
Quote: "Journalist Al Tompkins was on the flight. He says a man had a seizure after the plane left Los Angeles. Crews were forced to make an emergency landing at Bush Airport in Houston. A surgeon happened to be on the flight and helped the man having a seizure until the plane landed. After the plane resumed its flight to Tampa, a second passenger suffered a medical emergency. Tompkins says a woman became sick when the plane hit turbulence over the Gulf. When the flight landed in Tampa, medics met the plane and took the woman to the hospital."
Note: It's not hard to extrapolate out a bit and see how this is gonna go. 'In totally unrelated incidents, 4 people have died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, 17 people had seizures, 41 people began vomiting, 8 people lost consciousness including one of the pilots, and one man bit a child's face off during a flight from California to Tokyo. In other news, a suspected propane leak from a gas grill caused an explosion that destroyed the city of Brisbane and suspected arsonists torched 293 cars overnight in London...'
2014-06-24 - Rotten egg smell hits Marrero (Louisiana):
Quote: "We had numerous calls or complaints of rotten egg smell and natural gas..."
Quote: "According to the fire chief, so far, no one has gotten sick because emissions coming from the plant. He said it's more of a nuisance because of the strong odor."
Quote: "Marrero-Harvey Fire Chief Don Roberston said the smell is particularly strong when winds are out of the north, blowing emissions in the direction of surrounding neighborhoods."
Note: Marrero is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, which is just north of the city, and Marrero is also near the Gulf of Mexico and lots of lakes. This odor is highly likely hydrogen sulfide and if the concentration goes up to 1 part per thousand then people will start falling over dead, going insane with brain damage, foaming at the mouth, bleeding from their mouth/nose/ears, having seizures and 'medical events', experiencing kidney failure, etc. That just might be more than a nuisance. On the plus side, they're doing better than the thousands of people in coastal Rayong (Thailand) who recently started puking and fled from toxic gas of unknown origin, mentioned in the 2014-06-08 update...
2014-06-18 - HazMat event, 45 children start vomiting and have serious headaches at daycare in Saint-Eustache (Canada):
Quote: "Workers at the daycare in Saint-Eustache, 45 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of Montreal, called for help after they and several of the children began vomiting and complaining of violent headaches. Symptoms in only a few of the children were initially dismissed because daycare staff believed they could be signs of flu. But they quickly realized something was seriously wrong when they too began to fall ill..."
2014-06-08 - Toxic gas hits coastal Rayong (Thailand), thousands sickened and evacuated:
Quote: "Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes in Rayong's Ban Chang district shortly past midnight and spend the night on a football pitch after smelling something like toxic gas. Children and the elderly suffered eye irritation and retching from what they suspected was a gas leak."
Note: Yeah, hydrogen sulfide and methane gas are leaking from the oceans, seas and lakes, so I guess you could call that a 'gas leak'.
Quote: "An investigation of the four industrial parks in the area found no source of the smell. A factory outside an industrial estate that was suspected of spreading the foul odour was found closed about a week ago for maintenance."
Note: So they couldn't find the source. The factory that they wanted to blame has been closed for a week. Considering the symptoms, especially the eye irritation and vomiting, this sounds VERY MUCH like hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean right onto this coastal area. This isn't the first time something like this has happened. Coastal Kuwait City was told to shelter in place because of hydrogen sulfide, blamed on a leak from a gas well, mentioned in the 2012-10-17 update. That was the first time in human history that any major metropolitan area had ever been told to shelter in place because of hydrogen sulfide. On the island of Jamaica in 2013, dozens of people sickened and collapsed unconscious on the streets as 'noxious fumes' hit them, mentioned in the 2013-02-28 update. And of course there was the stinkfest in Southern California in late 2012 that was caused by hydrogen sulfide, blamed on emissions from the Salton Sea.
This event is a harbinger of what's to come...
2014-03-05 - People on the island of Sri Lanka suffering from unknown kidney affliction:
Quote: "Increasing incidence of a chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) is quickly turning into Sri Lanka's latest health crisis, with hospitals in the country's most affected province linking 80 percent of patients' deaths to renal failure."
Quote: "The government provides kidney patients receiving regular treatment with a monthly stipend of about near $4 and those on dialysis, $11."
Quote: "Biohazard name: Chronic kidney disease (unidentified reason)"
Note: From the full hypothesis: "Renal problems - e.g. problems with kidneys - will escalate, as is already happening with crop workers on the western coast of Central America." So now we have coastal crop workers in Central America and residents of an island being plagued with kidney failure from an unknown cause...
2014-03-05 - Unknown chemical knocks at least 13 students unconscious at school in coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 1 critical:
Quote: "No fewer than 13 students yesterday collapsed suddenly at Ogba Junior Grammar School in Lagos after inhaling gaseous emission from unknown chemical at the school premises. The incident occurred about five months after about 25 students in the same school became unconscious after inhaling similar emission, which the Lagos State Government is yet to unravel."
2014-02-21 - 'Rotten smell' blows over the city of Meriden (Connecticut), starting at 4:30 AM:
Quote: "City crews are trying to determine the source of a rotten smell that permeated the air throughout the city Friday. Fire officials said two engines were sent to find the origin of a rotting, organic smell in the downtown area after calls started coming into the city around 4:30 a.m. People initially reported the smell of natural gas, but authorities said they have ruled out gas."
Quote: "Visitors on the Record-Journal Facebook page reported the odor as far south as Center Street in Wallingford."
Note: As mentioned, people will confuse the 'rotten egg' smell of hydrogen sulfide at low concentrations with the 'rotten egg' smell of mercaptan, which is added to odorless natural gas so that it has any smell at all. They ruled out natural gas, so this was VERY likely a cloud of hydrogen sulfide hitting this city. Also, the wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the air above closer to the ground. Hydrogen sulfide is as deadly as hydrogen cyanide, which is what they use to execute people in gas chambers. The 'good' news is that people did smell it and they didn't clutch their chests or throats as they died, which means it wasn't highly concentrated, this time. The bad news is that it's a heavier-than-air gas so it will now tend to flow into low-lying areas and become more concentrated, like basements, underground facilities, sewers, etc.
2014-01-24 - HazMat event, UPS driver suddenly sickens, feels dizzy, in Midway City (California):
Note: They checked the packages, no problem there. I wonder where this guy had been driving before he sickened and got dizzy. Near a creek or stream, in a valley, east of a ravine or ditch? He's probably luckier than he knows that he didn't just flop over dead...
2014-01-24 - 'Gas odor' reported at Deep Creek Central Elementary School, no leak found, in Chesapeake (Virginia):
Note: Natural gas (which is primarily methane) has no odor, so they add mercaptan to it, which smells like 'rotten eggs'. That's also what hydrogen sulfide smells like in low concentrations, so people will confuse the two. No leak here, so it wasn't natural gas. This school is on Shipyard Road, near the coast, and it's also just northeast (downwind) of the Great Dismal Swamp and Lake Drummond...
2013-12-12 - At least 27 students and a teacher suddenly sicken with respiratory problems at school in Etowah County (Alabama):
Quote: "Alabama public health officials and school administrators with Etowah County are still unsure as to why a group of students and one teacher at one school were affected Thursday by respiratory problems."
Quote: "About an hour after the evacuation, rescue crews were called to the high school gym, where four students and an English teacher who had had no breathing problems at the middle school began exhibiting symptoms."
2013-12-09 - Family of five found dead in home in Karachi (Pakistan), foaming at the mouth:
Quote: "...the victims were all foaming at the mouth."
2013-12-05 - Strong odor forces evacuation of nearly 100 people from several buildings in Hazleton (Pennsylvania):
Quote: "Nearly 100 people were evacuated from several buildings in Luzerne the Broad Street Exchange in Hazleton was evacuated after reports of a strong odor. The building houses part of the Luzerne County Community College Hazleton campus. People say they felt something that was burning their eyes and throats. Several area businesses were also evacuated."
2013-12-05 - 'Gas' odor hits several areas in Vernon (Connecticut):
Quote: "From just before 8 until about 8:30 Thursday morning, fire officials responded to reports of a gas odor at Wellwood Circle, at Northeast School and at 117 East Main St. All three odors were located outside and nothing was detected inside any of the addresses..."
Note: So this was a gas blowing around in the atmosphere outdoors...
2013-12-02 - Noxious odor hits Fond du Lac (Wisconsin), some residents sicken:
Quote: "A bad odor that has settled in a large area of the city is making some people sick to their stomachs."
Quote: "...the odor seems to be all over the city. The odor has been described as 'rotten-egg sulfur.' The wind was out of the south-southwest, so the odor couldn’t be blamed on Kaukauna paper mills."
Note: They think maybe the smell is coming from an old landfill. Maybe it is and maybe it isn't. This is hydrogen sulfide here, can't be anything else, and residents should be alarmed at the fact that they've got poison gas floating through their city, regardless of the source. On the plus side, the fact that they can smell it means it is lowish in concentration, so it just sickened people. When it's higher in concentration, you may not smell it at all, and then it might just kill everyone around. Fortunately, that didn't happen here...this time.
2013-11-30 - Numerous people suddenly sicken with 'flu-like' symptoms at youth football tournament in Las Vegas (Nevada):
Note: Football, so they were outside. Hydrogen sulfide poisoning can cause 'flu-like' symptoms. This is not the first mysterious mass-sickening event in Las Vegas. In December 2011, more than 500 marathon runners also sickened during the Las Vegas Marathon and no cause was ever identified, but food and water were ruled out. What does that leave? The atmosphere. No viral cause makes sense because of the suddenness of large numbers of people sickening; if it were viral then you'd see some sicken first, then others, etc, over a period of time. These people may suffer long-term health problems, like kidney problems, neurological problems (brain damage), heart problems, respiratory problems and more...
2013-11-08 - Strange odor closes school in Charlotte (North Carolina):
Quote: "Officials at Charlotte Secondary School have closed the school for the day due to an undetermined odor inside the school. Firefighters were called to the school Friday morning on the 8600 block of McAlpine Park Drive to investigate an odor, according to the Charlotte Fire Department. Investigators have not been able to determine what the cause of the odor is."
Note: Lots of 'strange odor' incidents and HazMat events the last couple of years. It may not be long now before entire schools full of kids start dropping dead. For now the deaths are mainly single individuals, people dropping dead in their homes, on streets, in cars, that sort of thing, but that won't last forever. Still, just the fact that you can now be gassed to death in your home or car should be of some concern to anyone who wants to, you know, REMAIN LIVING...
2013-10-30 - Two dozen children suddenly sicken at school in coastal Boynton Beach (Florida):
Quote: "More than two dozen students went home this week from Franklin Academy after complaints of diarrhea and vomiting."
Note: And more than 200 students sickened recently in Marion County (Florida), near the coast, as mentioned in the 2013-10-07 update. Prior to that, 200-300 students sickened at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston (Florida), near the coast, as mentioned in the 2013-09-20 update. Sure are a lot of children sickening in Florida lately. Florida is downwind of the Gulf of Mexico. Lots of people and animals mysteriously dying in Florida too...
2013-10-24 - HazMat event, 12 school girls sicken on soccer field, in coastal Madison (Connecticut):
Quote: "However, police said 12 players showed 'signs of possible carbon monoxide exposure' halfway through the game, police said. 'Some (experienced) nausea, some (experienced) dizziness, some (experienced) difficulty breathing,' said Madison EMS Director Chris Bernier. At least eight juveniles along with one adult were taken to area hospitals, police said. Their conditions were still unknown as of Thursday afternoon. Police said Wednesday night the source of carbon monoxide was a school bus owned by M&J Company, which is based out of North Haven. However, officials with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles tested the bus and 'found nothing wrong,' President of M&J Bus Incorporated Michael Beebe said in a statement Thursday."
Note: They tried hard to blame the bus, but there was nothing wrong with the bus. That excuse didn't make any sense anyway, because carbon monoxide is lighter than air; that's why carbon monoxide detectors go on ceilings, not floors. So even IF a bus was gushing carbon monoxide, and obviously this one wasn't, then it'd just float away upward into the air, and wouldn't affect children on an OUTDOOR soccer field.
This event is VERY MUCH like an event that occurred at a football game at an outdoor stadium in Houston in late 2011. More than 20 kids on the field sickened, and some collapsed unconscious. The brother of one of the victims was in the stands and he said he smelled 'something funny' as the kids began sickening and collapsing. They also tried to blame THAT mass-sickening event on carbon monoxide from buses, but again, that wouldn't make sense, because any carbon monoxide given off by the buses OUTSIDE the stadium would just float away into the air. Also, all the children affected in that event were on the GROUND level, in the center of the stadium, which is where a HEAVIER-than-air gas - like hydrogen sulfide and NOT like carbon monoxide - would tend to accumulate.
Here are some links to the Houston event:
Those symptoms are the same as those that can result from hydrogen sulfide exposure. Houston is downwind of the Gulf of Mexico. This current event in Madison (Connecticut) is right on the East Coast. Also on the East Coast, a 'rotten egg' smell has been irritating residents of Quincy (Massachusetts). And the Inner Harbor in Baltimore resently turned milky green-white, all the fish died, and there was a 'sulfur' smell.
It may not be long now before we start seeing students flat-out DYING on fields. Hydrogen sulfide at concentrations of 1 part per thousand can be almost immediately fatal. That's why they call it a 'knockdown agent'...
2013-10-08 - 'Gas smell' reported in coastal Richmond (California), buildings in Marina Bay evacuated, source not found:
Quote: "Fire engines scoured city streets looking for the source as buildings in Marina Bay were evacuated and some Richmond schools briefly sheltered in place. But nothing was found. 'Based on the geography of the reports, we envision that this was a huge plume of some sort of gas that enveloped roughly half the city,' said Richmond police Capt. Mark Gagan. 'We were never able to locate the exact source.' Calls began pouring in at the emergency call center at 2 p.m., but about an hour later, the smell dissipated, and eventually officials called off the search..."
Note: Natural gas actually has no odor so they add stinky mercaptan to it, so that it has any smell at all. Mercaptan smells like hydrogen sulfide smells at low concentrations, so people are surely confusing the smells. This area is right on the coast, where hydrogen sulfide is apt to blow ashore from the ocean. What will they say when an entire neighborhood - or an entire city - drops dead? I guess we'll find out...
2013-08-28 - 'Strong stench' in building kills worker, sickens others, in coastal Port-of-Spain on the island of Trinidad:
Quote: "Noting that persons who work inside the building have been complaining of feeling nauseous, Duke declared 'this building is killing people,' and cited the fact that while he was there yesterday morning, a policeman began coughing up blood. The PSA president also said an officer, whom he identified as Senior Superintendent Cumberbatch, also complained of feeling nauseous and generally unwell during a similar walkout last week Tuesday (August 20). 'That officer died over the weekend. No one should be occupying that building in its current state. It is only fit to be a morgue,' Duke said."
Note: So one person coughed up blood, another felt sick then died, and others are feeling nauseous. This sounds very much like hydrogen sulfide and this area is on the west coast of the island, the side most likely to get hit by hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean. Hundreds of fish bubbled up dead in the La Pastora River in May on the island too, as mentioned in the 2013-05-10 update. Dead birds were found near the shoreline at Marabella in Trinidad in April, as mentioned in the 2013-04-12 update. Many crayfish died in the Marianne River in Trinidad, as mentioned in the 2013-04-04 update. Late last year a man, 24, bit the cheek off a baby and chewed on her leg, also in Port-of-Spain, as mentioned in the 2012-12-10 update. There have been numerous mysterious deaths on the island, and many fires as well, too many to relate.
This story is similar to the event that happened on the island of Jamaica in February, where 'noxious fumes' sickened dozens and knocked some people unconscious, causing panic and evacuations, as mentioned in the 2013-02-28 update. But if it is ONLY this building that is being afflicted then it actually sounds even more like the woman who was killed by hydrogen sulfide in her home in Kansas City (Kansas), as mentioned in the 2013-07-04 update. In that case, it appears her sewer trap wasn't working properly, so the gas infiltrated her home via the sewers. Hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas so it will blow ashore then settle to low-lying areas, flowing into sewer systems, basements, underground facilities, etc. Sewers are also a traditional source of hydrogen sulfide even in normal times. So if your sewer trap isn't working properly then you can be gassed to death if the gas gets pushed up into your home from the sewer system. If I were the people here in Trinidad, I wouldn't step into that building again until it's had like a week of ozone generators running non-stop and I'd definitely check the sewer trap too, make sure it's not damaged and that it has water in it.
2013-08-24 - Three contract workers doing underground drainage work killed by 'toxic gas' in Dharmapuri (India):
Note: One worker succumbed, then another went in and he succumbed too, then a third worker tried to save the first two and he succumbed too, and all three died. That's not uncommon with hydrogen sulfide poisoning incidents. Hydrogen sulfide ALMOST killed three fisherman on their boat in coastal Rockland (Maine) too, except the third guy got smart and got some oxygen masks in that incident, as mentioned in the 2013-08-23 update...
2013-07-18 - Fish bubble up dead, water turns milky green-white, in the Inner Harbor in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):
Quote: "Baltimore residents may have noticed something peculiar about the water in the city's harbor this week -- mainly that it's a milky shade of green and full of dead fish."
Quote: "The Jones Falls is currently experiencing a thermal inversion event. Basically, differences in water temperatures have caused the water at the bottom of the Jones Falls to switch places with the water at the top. This pulls sulfur bacteria up to the surface, which gives the water its milky-green color and produces the sulfur smell. Unfortunately, the water on the bottom of the Harbor also has very low dissolved oxygen, which is what's killing the fish."
Quoting This (PDF) Science Article: "Trouble begins with widespread volcanic activity that releases enormous volumes of carbon dioxide and methane (1). The gases cause rapid global warming (2). A warmer ocean absorbs less oxygen from the atmosphere (3). Low oxygen (anoxia) destabilizes the chemocline, where oxygenated water meets water permeated with hydrogen sulfide (H2S) generated by bottom-dwelling anaerobic bacteria (4). As H2S concentrations build and oxygen falls, the chemocline rises abruptly to the ocean surface (5). Green and purple photosynthesizing sulfur bacteria, which consume H2S and normally live at chemocline depth, now inhabit the H2S-rich surface waters while oxygen-breathing ocean life suffocates (6). H2S also diffuses into the air, killing animals and plants on land (7) and rising to the troposphere to attack the planet’s ozone layer (8). Without the ozone shield, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation kills remaining life (9)."
Note: This sudden change in water color and the sulfur smell, that sounds EXACTLY like steps 5 and 6 there, the chemocline rising abruptly to the surface, suffocating oxygen-breathing ocean life. This is undoubtedly happening now in pockets all around the world and as time goes on, we will progress through all 9 of those steps, with step 9 being the death of most remaining life on Earth from lethal levels of UV radiation. This is the ancient extinction event that is now upon us: atmospheric doom. The authors did forget to mention all the fires and explosions (since both methane and especially hydrogen sulfide are explosively flammable), so things will actually be significantly WORSE than is descibed in that document...
2013-07-18 - Thousands of TONS of tilapia and carp suddenly die in Lake Tondano (Indonesia):
Quote: "He tells the time according to the residents water containing high levels of sulfur appeared and caused the death of fish in the village Tonelet. In just a few days, about five tons of fish are harvested in the village died. This incident continues to happen and began to spread to other villages on the east coast of Lake Tondano. Rano Lewo move according to the wind and lake currents other villages. Wave of fish kills were widespread."
Quote: "If the data is in the form of money dikonfersi the losses suffered by fish farmers in the District Kakas reach about USD 10 billion. If combined with three other districts, the total loss is estimated at about USD 50 billion."
Note: This may be occurring as the result of sulfate-reducing bacteria taking over the ecosystem in the waters there.
Quote: "The toxic hydrogen sulfide is a waste product of sulfate-reducing bacteria; its rotten egg odor is often a marker for the presence of sulfate-reducing bacteria in nature. Sulfate-reducing bacteria are responsible for the sulfurous odors of salt marshes and mud flats."
Quote: "During the Permian–Triassic extinction event (250 million years ago) a severe anoxic event seems to have occurred where these forms of bacteria became the dominant force in oceanic ecosystems, producing copious amounts of hydrogen sulfide."
Note: So the oceans heat up and go anoxic. Sulfate-reducing bacteria take over. Massive amounts of hydrogen sulfide are released. Most life on Earth dies. That's where we are now: the beginning of the end, the dawn of the dying. About 90% of all species died in the Permian-Triassic extinction event. What is happening now looks to be a replay of the Permian-Triassic. That doesn't mean 90% of EACH species will die, but ALL of 90% of species will die. The species most likely to go extinct are those that reproduce slowly and in small numbers and which take long periods of time for the young to reach adulthood. That's us. Once average human lifespan drops below the average age of reproductive maturity, we will be mathematically extinct, even if a few stragglers live on for a while longer...
2013-06-14 - Gas to be released into the London Underground to learn about potential spread of poisonous gases:
Quote: "Tests are set to be carried out on the London Underground to see how quickly poisonous gases could spread across the Tube network. The aim is to create a better understanding of how to respond in the event of them being deliberately or accidentally released."
Note: New York City is doing the same thing for the subway system there, the most expensive such study ever performed, as mentioned in the 2013-04-26 update. All cities with subway systems would be wise to perform such studies, because hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas and it will tend to flow to low-lying areas, like underground facilities of all types, including subways. It's also a highly lethal gas, as deadly as hydrogen cyanide, which is what they use in gas chambers to execute people. If your air is 99.9% clean and 0.1% hydrogen sulfide (1 part per thousand), then one or two breaths can kill you, the so-called 'Slaughterhouse Sledgehammer Effect', where you are dead before you hit the ground...
2013-06-14 - Odor sickens students at Lincoln Technical Institute in South Whitehall Township (Pennsylvania):
Quote: "Officials said an odor was making students sick. 'We had a bunch of people that were passing out,' added Arroyo. 'They felt nauseous, faint and some of them needed drinks and everything.' 'People were getting sick,' explained Cruz. 'Stomach pain, headaches, people were fainting.' We were told students from classrooms 106 and 107 were separated from the group. Some had to be washed down and decontaminated on site. In all, 10 people were sent to local hospitals for evaluation."
Quote: "...after crews swept the school, they couldn't find the source of the odor and said nothing hazardous was found. Classes were canceled and the building was shut down for the rest of the day."
Note: Did they have an H2S detector? It's possible an invisible cloud of hydrogen sulfide blew by that school and got sucked into the air circulation system then distributed through the school via ducting. Someday - probably sooner rather than later - that's going to happen and there's going to be a school full of dead students...
2013-06-14 - Hundreds of children sicken at school in Sichuan Province (China):
Quote: "It is unclear what caused the condition but the symptoms are said to include high fever and dizziness."
2013-06-04 - Three students simultaneously experience seizures, foam at the mouth, at school in El Paso (Texas):
Quote: "Three Riverside High School students found convulsing and foaming at the mouth in a parking lot near campus have been released from the hospital."
Note: An anonymous 911 caller hinted that this could be because the kids were doing 'Spice'. It's highly doubtful that any drug would make three people simultaneously go into convulsions and foam at the mouth like that, unless they were all the same size, took exactly the same dose at exactly the same time, etc, etc. It's SO unlikely that it's simply not plausible. This school is about 1000 feet from the Rio Grande, a low-lying area where a heavier-than-air gas like hydrogen sulfide will accumulate when the wind isn't blowing and from where it will blow when the wind picks up. This school is a bit northeast of the river, which is the direction winds tend to blow. Texas is also on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, with its horrible dead zones, which are surely pluming hydrogen sulfide now. So, I suspect these three kids got hit by a small cloud of neurotoxic hydrogen sulfide that had accumulated at the river and then blew over them. That doesn't mean these kids weren't ALSO doing some Spice. Could be they were. But being on Spice (or anything else) won't make you immune to hydrogen sulfide. These kids may have sustained long-term kidney damage, heart damage, brain damage.
This story somewhat of reminds me of when 22 students suddenly sickened at an outdoor stadium, also in Texas, in Houston, in late 2011:
Quote: "The victims, mainly band members and dancers from Austin High, were reportedly suffering from nausea, vomiting and heart palpitations."
Quote: "A student told myFOXhouston he began to smell something odd when he saw his sister lose consciousness."
Note: These three students who went into convulsions and foamed at the mouth in El Paso probably got hit by a stronger cloud of hydrogen sulfide than the 22 students did in Houston. As time goes on, the oceans will continue belching up more and more hydrogen sulfide, so obviously the clouds will be getting more concentrated and the Houston event was 19 months ago. Eventually there will be lots of people simply dropping dead after one or two breaths, perhaps clawing at their throats or clutching their chests as they die. That's probably why Congress is working on that legislation about respecting peoples' religious beliefs after mass casualty events, as pertains to burial and so on. Probably explains the stories about millions of coffin liners and mass graves too - gonna have to put all the corpses somewhere, else the problem will become even more horrifying for any survivors, if there are any...
2013-06-02 - Another 97 schoolchildren sicken from gas poisoning in Afghanistan:
Quote: "However, one of the girls who fell sick said that there was 'bad smell' in the classroom when they got there in the morning and just an hour later several girls fainted. She pointed out that serious attention is given to cleanliness in her school."
2013-05-26 - Home explodes and burns in Fort Worth (Texas):
Quote: "Homeowner Paige Pauley told News 8 she smelled what she thought was sewer gas overnight. She called a plumber, but before he got there, she turned on the hot water faucet and there was a blast."
Quote: "Pauley said first noticed an odd smell late Saturday. 'I thought my sewer line had popped,' Pauley said Sunday afternoon in a telephone interview. 'It smelled like sewer gas so I just moved to the other end of the house.' Pauley said the smell wasn't bad on Sunday morning."
Note: One of the more common names for hydrogen sulfide is 'sewer gas'. So, three possible sources for the gas here: 1) it came into her home via the sewers; 2) it's a water-soluble gas and it came in through the water supply then evaporated out; 3) it came in via the atmosphere and was sucked in through her central AC system. It's a heavier-than-air gas, so however it got into this house, it would tend to flow to the basement and accumulate there, and that's where water heaters are located. So it accumulated in the basement between Saturday and Sunday and when she turned on her hot water, the water heater flame activated (beyond pilot light status), and that ignited the gas, and BOOM, explosion and fire. The lady and the dogs in this story are lucky to even be alive...
2013-05-19 - HazMat event at industrial park in Sacramento (California), caused by leaking sewage or methane gas:
Quote: "The leak is reported to be sewage or methane gas from sewage inside a business."
Note: A common name for hydrogen sulfide is 'sewer gas'...
2013-05-14 - HazMat event at school in Afghanistan, 150 students sickened by poison gas:
Quote: "A total of 150 students with Khorasan Girl High School were hospitalized Tuesday morning after they felt dizzy and several had fallen unconscious.."
Quote: "Tuesday's incident is the fourth such incident to take place recently in the country."
2013-05-09 - Persistent 'rotten egg' smell coming off the ocean in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):
Note: Hydrogen sulfide smells like 'rotten eggs' in very low concentrations. At higher concentrations you either don't smell it at all, or the smell fades rapidly, and it may then have a different odor, which people describe differently depending on the individual: chemically, 'sickly sweet', 'flowery', etc. And the ability to smell it still fades rapidly, since hydrogen sulfide causes olfactory paralysis. So they're probably getting hit with hydrogen sulfide in low concentration. But it's a heavier-than-air gas, so it will accumulate in low-lying areas and concentrate over time, possibly to dangerous or lethal levels...
2013-04-26 - NYPD to deploy harmless gas into subway system to study dispersion patterns and the like:
Quote: "The plan, to be enacted in July, will investigate New York’s readiness to handle a chemical terrorist attack by dispersing the colorless gas and tracing it as it flows through the city, according to Scientific American. The test is expected to cost $3.4 million and is scheduled to be carried out in all five boroughs and dozens of stations on 21 of the city's 34 subway lines."
Quote: "The police will use roughly 200 detectors to monitor the gas. Dubbed the Subway-Surface Air Flow Exchange, the test will be the largest of its kind and organized in cooperation with the energy department’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. They’ll use perfluorocarbon tracer gases (PFTs), which are frequently used to measure potential sites for underground construction."
Note: There's very little if any difference between a 'chemical terrorist attack' and a chemical attack by Mother Earth involving hydrogen sulfide. They want to know where the gas will go, find the vulnerabilities in the system, try to fix them, before large numbers of people are gassed to death in the subways. This is a prime example of the schizophrenic nature of government now: on one hand, they're working very hard to keep the truth from you. On the other hand, they're trying very hard to protect you from the very thing they're hiding from you.
2013-04-19 - HazMat event in Punjab (India), residents of several nearby localities affected, blamed on chlorine:
Quote: "People in the localities near the plant including Jawahar Market, Kathehra, Kancherra and Barari complained of breathlessness and irritation in the eyes..."
Quote: "However, plant's general manager JS Talwar said there was no bursting of pipeline in the plant. He said that there was 'no question of leakage of gas and only a water seal of the pipeline was broken due to frosting this morning'."
Note: So a bunch of people experience symptoms that hydrogen sulfide might cause and the government blames it on a chlorine leak. But the plant's manager says there wasn't any pipeline rupture or chlorine leak. That's suspicious...
2013-04-18 - HazMat event at school for girls in Takhar province (Afghanistan), 12 girls sickened:
Quote: "Over a dozen students of a girl school were mysteriously poisoned in Takhar province..."
2013-04-16 - HazMat event at business in Caledonia (Michigan), 12 hospitalized, more sickened, cause unknown:
2013-04-13 - HazMat event at Buy Buy Baby store in Ft. Worth (Texas), 16 people sickened, cause unknown:
Quote: "The patients reported feeling dizzy, headaches and vomiting."
Quote: "A fire department spokesman said carbon monoxide had been ruled out as the cause of the illnesses."
Note: Baby clothes? Bedding? When did they get their last shipment, and where was it from? Clothes and bedding are absorbent materials and will absorb hydrogen sulfide, which can produce all of those symptoms. Also, Ft. Worth is right next to Lake Worth and also isn't that far from the Gulf of Mexico. I'd suspect contamination of clothes or bedding mainly because nobody was affected in nearby stores, but it's possible a smallish hydrogen sulfide plume blew by and got sucked into the store's AC system too. And there may be no smell. As all of the safety documents I have linked to say, DO NOT count on smelling hydrogen sulfide except at very LOW concentrations (when it may smell like 'rotten eggs', which also happens to be what mercaptan smells like, which is what they add to natural gas, so it may be mistaken for a 'natural gas leak' sometimes too)...
2013-04-13 - One person killed, 5 sickened, by 'mystery disease' outside Hamburg (Germany):
Quote: "All are suffering from flu-like symptoms but the doctors do not know what disease is affecting them."
Note: 'Flu-like' symptoms can be caused by hydrogen sulfide. Look at the event above this one: dizziness, headaches, vomiting - those are 'flu-like' symptoms. These folks in Hamburg also had lung problems - e.g. pneumonia. Hydrogen sulfide can cause chemical damage to lungs too, even foaming at the mouth in some cases, though that particular symptom wasn't present here.
Quote: "...the 2 policemen did not work in the same agency, were not on duty together, do not live in the same place. There is no visible connection, but naturally we are working together to try to find out what has happened."
Quote: "Despite the efforts of the specialists involved we have not been able to identify a pathogen."
Note: No VISIBLE connection. They are overlooking the obvious: the atmosphere itself, which is filling up with hydrogen sulfide which can cause all of those symptoms. That's probably why they have been unable to identify a pathogen: there may BE no pathogen, but rather a gas, and they AREN'T looking for THAT...
2013-03-28 - HazMat event at apartment complex in Bangor (Maine), 'mystery fumes', residents sicken, evacuated:
Quote: "I called emergency maintenance for Bangor Housing. I said look. I'm getting out of here. I can't do this anymore. I'm going to die. My dog's dying. We're ill..."
2013-03-27 - HazMat event at school in Garden Grove (California), unknown odor, 10 children hospitalized, 40 more sickened:
Note: Garden Grove is about 5 miles from the coast. The entire West Coast is downwind of the dead zone known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is surely pluming hydrogen sulfide now. As the plumes increase in concentration it won't just be people sickening but flat-out dying, as hydrogen sulfide is as lethal as hydrogen cyanide which is used in gas chambers. This is surely why governments around the world are industriously building underground facilities and why the U.S. is working on 'mass fatality planning' legislation, so that all those who die can be buried as their religious beliefs require...
2013-03-25 - Five oil tanker crew members found dead at dock in Wuhan (China), blamed on asphalt gas:
Note: They did a toxicology on these guys instantly? Well, no, they didn't, since that's not possible. So, they made this story up as an excuse to placate the sleepy masses until this story fades from public consciousness. Also, I did a search for any other asphalt waste gas deaths from the beginning of 2001 to the end of 2012, a full 12-year span, and couldn't find even ONE such death in all that time. If you're gonna make sh#t up, at least make up sh#t that has some precedence. How stupid do they think we are? Apparently...pretty stupid.
2013-03-23 - HazMat event in Tuticorin City (India) and surrounding villages, unknown gas, respiratory problems:
Quote: "As the news spread, panic-struck people covered their faces with hand kerchiefs. In areas like Shanmugapuram and Damodaran Nagar, it was alleged that the leaves of the plants and trees started withering away due to the leakage."
2013-03-20 - HazMat event at clinic in Lansing (Kansas), strange odor, health problems:
Quote: "Huhn said people at the clinic reported health issues such as running noses, irritated eyes and respiratory problems."
Note: All possible symptoms of hydrogen sulfide exposure. The responders detected nothing. (Do they even have hydrogen sulfide detectors? Maybe not, as it's normally only a problem for septic workers and workers in the petroleum industry.) Lansing lies along the bank of the Missouri River...
2013-03-18 - Dozens of attendees sicken at conference in Jefferson City (Missouri):
2013-03-06 - HazMat event, 30 people suddenly sicken in St. Helens (Oregon), coughing, difficulty breathing:
Note: St. Helens rests along the banks of the Columbia River...
2013-02-28 - Noxious fumes sicken dozens on the island of Jamaica, people collapse unconscious, evacuations and panic ensue:
Quote: "That, however, did not prevent people from panicking as CSO workers and curious onlookers began to collapse. 'Jesus Christ, what is happening? Somebody tell us what is going on, nuh!' screamed one woman as her colleague fainted. The woman, who used a handkerchief to cover her nose, was one of several frightened-looking CSO employees seen running around as medical officials rushed several persons to ambulances. Police at the scene said medical officials made at least six trips to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). 'The hospital ambulances were filled with people complaining that they were finding it difficult to breath,' one policeman told the Jamaica Observer. That was confirmed by a medical official at the KPH who asked not to be named, as he was not authorised to speak to the media. He said a large group of persons suffering from dizzy spells and respiratory problems were taken to the hospital."
Note: This is a harbinger of what's to come worldwide...
2013-02-04 - HazMat event at business in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 5 sickened, blamed on hydrogen fluoride leak:
Note: No leak was found...
2013-01-20 - HazMat event at Walmart in Center Township (Pennsylvania), 10 people mysteriously sicken:
Quote: "We’re still unclear as to what happened but several people reported feeling nauseous and experiencing breathing difficulty due to something in the air..."
2013-01-19 - Dozens of corpses, no sign of injury or mutilation, found floating in the Ezu River (Nigeria):
Quote: "The decomposing bodies, all male, were without any noticeable body mutilations or injuries and could not be identified by the people of Amansea community who live in the area on Anambra state side of the divide."
Note: Nigeria's been having some vicious fires lately too. Hydrogen sulfide is not only incredibly flammable, it's also deadly, and since it is a heavier-than-air gas it will tend to accumulate in low-lying areas like rivers. It's possible a village upstream was hit while these men were working in the river, fishing or whatnot, and they all fell over dead and floated away. Kinda like all the schools of fish washing ashore dead around the world, or the flocks of birds dropping dead from the sky, but this time it's humans. It's still mainly killing people one-by-one or in small numbers in the United States and other developed countries, but that will change...
2012-12-06 - Two students lose consciousness, 6 hospitalized, school closed, in Port Moody (Canada):
Quote: "Faedo said after arriving on scene, fire officials activated the fire alarm and evacuated the school because other students were complaining of flu-like symptoms and there was potential that there could be an atmospheric problem in the school."
Quote: "Faedo said firefighters test for possible problems like natural gas, low-oxygen levels and carbon monoxide. 'We came up with nothing,' he said."
Note: They didn't test for hydrogen sulfide; they should have. Those children may suffer long-term neurological damage, kidney damage, liver damage, heart and circulatory damage, who knows...
2012-12-06 - Student, 14, collapses, experiences neurological issues, at school in Quincy (Michigan):
2012-11-29 - HazMat event at Moorebank High in Australia, 13 people sickened, blamed on 'sulphur-based substance':
2012-11-26 - HazMat event at Silver Creek Sportsplex in coastal San Jose (California), 10 people lightly sickened:
Note: Blamed on 'aromatic oils'...
2012-11-23 - HazMat event at Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas (Nevada), odor sickens people, casino evacuated:
Quote: "The smell, which was detected about 8:50 p.m. in Building 'O' of the complex at 255 East Flamingo Road, was described as a 'burning sensation' that was making people ill..."
2012-11-16 - HazMat event in Trafford Park (Britain), shelter-in-place warnings, blamed on hydrochloric acid release:
Note: Trafford Park is about 15 miles from the coast...
2012-11-14 - HazMat event at pool area in leisure club in Narborough (Britain), 10 sickened, blamed on chlorine:
2012-11-10 - HazMat event on transit bus in Harlem, New York City (New York), fumes from 'unknown chemical', 7 sickened:
Note: That intersection is about 1000 feet from the Harlem River...
2012-11-09 - Putrid odor sweeps through Toronto (Canada) near Lake Ontario:
2012-11-07 - HazMat event at school in the West Shore School District (Pennsylvania), unusual odor, 2 sickened:
Quote: "...two employees at the school became ill after inhaling an unusual odor in one of the restrooms."
Quote: "It appears at this point it was a sewer gas odor coming out."
Note: One of the more common names for hydrogen sulfide is 'sewer gas'. Hydrogen sulfide is water-soluble and I believe it is coming into buildings via the water supply, then evaporating out into its far more deadly gaseous form. There have been many 'bathroom fires' at schools and other buildings recently, starting in paper towers and toilet paper and trash, all absorbent materials which are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and spontaneously combusting. While some of these incidents are surely pranks, some surely aren't. This also explains many of the deaths in showers, hot tubs, bathtubs and bathrooms, which I call 'Whitney Houston Syndrome'...
2012-11-04 - HazMat event at warehouse in coastal Los Angeles (California), unknown odor, 7 sickened:
Quote: "...seven people complained of nausea and vomiting..."
2012-11-02 - HazMat event, unknown odor, 29 sickened at National Guard Armory in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):
2012-10-31 - HazMat event in Wariyana (Pakistan), blamed on gas leak, 15 sickened, hundreds flee:
Quote: "Satvinder Kaur, a resident of the village, said her children, who were playing in the street, started vomiting and collapsed."
2012-10-30 - HazMat event in Santa Teresa (New Mexico), around 200 people sickened, shelter-in-place warning:
Quote: "Three of those people were hospitalized and the others treated at the scene for what was described as difficulty breathing, light-headedness, nausea and dizziness."
Note: Officials don't know what the cause was. However, those are all possible symptoms of hydrogen sulfide exposure, and it was just a month ago that hydrogen sulfide was detected in Southern California. Maybe some has blown into New Mexico now...
2012-10-23 - HazMat event at school in Corona (California) in Riverside County, near Lake Mathews, dozens sickened:
Quote: "Thirteen students and a teacher at a Corona school were treated at hospitals Tuesday, Oct. 23, when a nauseous odor sickened dozens of people."
2012-10-23 - HazMat event in Honghu (China) near the Yangtze River, 479 people poisoned, blamed on ammonia:
2012-10-22 - HazMat event in coastal San Francisco (California), area evacuated, blamed on suicide:
Quote: "Officers responding to the scene discovered a suicide in the unit and encountered a strong smell of chemicals on the scene..."
2012-10-20 - HazMat event at Berlin airport sickens dozens, from toilets, blamed on ammonia:
Note: Maybe ammonia was present, but the real sickening probably came from hydrogen sulfide. Septic systems are one of the traditional generators of hydrogen sulfide, as the bacteria that produce it like warm, anoxic, biomatter-rich environments like that found in toilets, sewage systems, landfills, and of course 'dead zones' in the oceans, rivers, seas and lakes...
2012-10-19 - HazMat event at bank in Modesto (California), six bank workers fall ill and are hospitalized:
2012-10-19 - HazMat event at school in Burlington (Wisconsin), 12 sickened, blamed on cleaning chemicals:
2012-10-19 - HazMat event at pomegranate product factory in Del Rey (California), 14 sickened, blamed on leak:
2012-10-19 - HazMat event at pharmaceutical company in India, 150 sickened, blamed on bromine leak:
Quote: "Residents complained of breathlessness and eye irritation. Some fell unconscious."
2012-10-18 - Strange odor alarms residents of coastal Torrance (California):
Quote: "The cause is believed to be from a source outside the city."
2012-10-15 - Chemical plant releases cloud of poisonous gas in Bad Fallingbostel (Germany), 1400 people evacuated:
Quote: "...employees accidentally poured acid into a tank containing sodium hydroxide solution, causing a chemical reaction."
Note: As this document shows, the mixture of hydrogen sulfide and sodium hydroxide can cause explosions. One wonders if employees had anything at all to do with the cloud of poisonous gas...
Quote: "The heat of the reaction [of hydrogen sulfide] with soda lime, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, barium hydroxide may lead to ignition or explosion..."
2012-10-13 - HazMat event at apartment complex in coastal Seattle (Washington), 14 sickened, blamed on pesticide:
2012-10-12 - Children sickened by 'chemical release' at Basalt High School in Aspen (Colorado):
Note: Symptoms included coughing, irritated eyes, headaches...
2012-10-10 - Increasing numbers of people being poisoned by 'odor events' around growing sinkhole in Louisiana:
Note: All of the symptoms listed can be caused by low-level hydrogen sulfide poisoning. (High concentrations, near or above 1 part per thousand, simply kill you.) That area is very close to the terrible 'dead zones' in the Gulf of Mexico...
2012-09-27 - HazMat event at veterans home in Karns (Tennessee), 9 hospitalized, blamed on chlorine:
2012-09-27 - HazMat event at hospital in Indianapolis (Indiana), cause unknown, 7 sickened:
2012-09-19 - HazMat event at Heatly School in Green Island (New York), 'odd smell', 5 students sickened:
Quote: "The students complained of dizziness, irritated eyes and headaches."
Note: All symptoms of hydrogen sulfide exposure...
2012-09-18 - HazMat event sickens 4 people at post office in Lake Stevens (Washington):
Note: "Those who got sick complained of symptoms of nausea and dizziness."
2012-09-15 - HazMat event in Bazarkhala (India), a dozen people sent to the hospital:
Quote: "At least a dozen people were admitted to a hospital here Saturday after complaining of breathlessness and uneasiness..."
Quote: "All the gas pipes have been plugged but the gas is still leaking from somewhere..."
2012-09-14 - HazMat event at fitness center in Warrenville (Illinois), blamed on chlorine leak, 15 hospitalized:
2012-09-07 - HazMat event at home in Hamilton (Ohio), foul odor mentioned, blamed on insecticide:
2012-09-01 - HazMat event at church, in the basement, in High Point (North Carolina), blamed on freon:
Quote: "...one of the captains was almost immediately overcome with fumes, becoming dizzy and nearly fainting."
Note: Almost immediately? That doesn't sound like freon to me...
2012-08-29 - Mystery surrounds horrifying death of dog in Auckland (New Zealand):
Quote: "'It was vomiting, diarrhoea-ing, foaming at the mouth and there was this screaming,' she said. 'I'm a nurse and I've never seen anything so horrific.'"
Note: Woman took her dog for a walk at Waiatarua Reserve, near a pond. She saw a dead duck while she was there too. Minutes after returning home her dog began foaming at the mouth, snapping, screaming, having seizures, vomiting, then he lost consciousness and died. He may have gotten a whiff of hydrogen sulfide while sniffing around the pond. Why didn't the woman? Well, it's a heavier-than-air gas and I doubt the woman put her head down next to the pond and sniffed around like a dog would. If she had then she might've ended up dead too.
2012-08-29 - Carrier pigeons mysteriously disappearing in the 'Birdmuda Triangle' in Britain/Scotland:
Note: The birds are flying over the ocean between Britain and Scotland, so they're probably getting a whiff of hydrogen sulfide as they fly and plummeting into the ocean...
2012-08-27 - HazMat event at Cleveland Clinic in Florida, nurses sicken, report 'foul odor':
Quote: "An official described the odor as a 'chemical' type of smell."
2012-08-26 - HazMat event at campus in Allentown (Pennsylvania), several sickened, 'ammonia-like odor' mentioned:
Quote: "...several people, including students, complained of nausea and breathing and eye irritations."
2012-08-24 - HazMat event at meat-packing plant in Mount Pleasant (Texas), 17 hospitalized, ammonia blamed:
2012-08-18 - Several bars evacuated due to rotten-egg odor in the Soulard area of St. Louis (Missouri):
Note: The explanation was some company cleaning steel drums. Drums...those would capture a heavier-than-air gas like hydrogen sulfide inside them as it drops down from above. Then it'd spill out, back into the atmosphere, as they're cleaned. And that area is right near the Mississippi River too...
2012-08-17 - HazMat event at Benteler Automotive facility in Goshen (Indiana), 24 sickened:
Quote: "More than 24 people were hospitalized on Friday afternoon following some type of chemical odor..."
Note: Goshen's got several lakes and a dam reservoir around it, and a canal cutting right through the city...
2012-08-13 - HazMat event in Colorado Springs (Colorado) forces evacuation of 100 people, blamed on chlorine leak:
2012-08-13 - HazMat event at business on Marine Drive in Portland (Oregon), 3 people sickened:
2012-08-07 - HazMat event at Calypso Water Park near Ottawa (Canada), 13 sickened, blamed on chlorine leak:
2012-08-02 - HazMat event in Tbilisi (Georgia), 73 hospitalized, blamed on chlorine leak:
2012-07-27 - HazMat event in China causes evacuation of 800 from office building, blamed on chlorine dioxide:
2012-07-26 - HazMat event at Cave Creek waste water plant in Arizona, 3 sickened, blamed on sulfuric acid:
2012-07-24 - HazMat event at swimming pool in Rice Park, in Willmar (Minnesota), 1 injured, some evacuations:
2012-07-24 - HazMat event involving nitric acid at electronics firm in Laconia (New Hampshire):
Quote: "He said the tank containing the acid heated up."
Note: As mentioned before, nitric acid is explosively flammable if it comes into contact with gaseous hydrogen sulfide. Maybe a bit of the atmospheric hydrogen sulfide leaked into that tank...
2012-07-23 - HazMat event in Seattle (Washington), some streets evacuated, blamed on ammonia leak:
2012-07-20 - HazMat event at Intermountain Healthcare Child Development Center in Salt Lake City (Utah):
Note: Chemical odor, blamed on roofing adhesive, children evacuated to nearby fire station.
2012-07-19 - HazMat incident at home in Barrington (Illinois), strange gas odor, firefighter injured:
2012-07-17 - HazMat event at fire south of Canyon (Texas), 10 people evaluated and released:
2012-07-16 - HazMat event at the Port of Brisbane (Australia), 4 workers sickened by 'chemical fumes':
2012-07-14 - HazMat event at River Cree Resort’s twin rinks in Canada causes evacuation of 1000 people:
Note: Blamed on ammonia leak.
2012-07-12 - HazMat event at swimming pool in St. Catharines (Canada), 12 sickened, blamed on chlorine:
2012-07-11 - HazMat situation in Bolton (Canada), 3 injured, blamed on ammonium hydroxide leak:
2012-07-11 - HazMat event at golf club near Chelmsford (Britain), 3 injured, blamed on swimming pool chemicals:
2012-06-21 - HazMat event at swimming pool in Indianapolis (Indiana) sends more than 80 to the hospital:
2012-06-19 - Homeless man covered in 'unknown chemicals' enters hospital in Dunedin (Florida), hospital evac'd:
Quote: "The homeless man reportedly came straight into the emergency room with the unknown chemical, affecting several employees."
Note: Homeless people often sleep on the ground, where obviously a heavier-than-air gas like hydrogen sulfide will accumulate. Then it will get in their clothes and if somebody gets near them, they may sicken too, or worse.
2012-06-18 - Dozens sickened by 'mystery illness' twice in 5 days in courthouse in Monmouth County (New Jersey):
Note: That's about 8 miles from the Atlantic coast.
2012-06-10 - Poisoning incident at industrial plant in China kills 4 people, injures 2 more:
Note: Looks very much like a standard hydrogen sulfide poisoning incident. One person succumbs, then others come to help and they succumb too, and what started out as one corpse becomes several.
2012-05-29 - Around 160 students suddenly sicken in Afghanistan, second incident in a week:
Quote: "Some victims said they smelled something unusual after entering their classrooms, then became ill. After vomiting many lost consciousness."
Note: Remember the 500+ people who sickened at the Las Vegas Marathon a bit ago? Very similar. What could marathon runners in Nevada have in common with school kids in Afghanistan? The atmosphere.
2012-05-18 - Unknown gas leaking in harbor in Los Angeles (California) prompts ship evacuation:
2012-05-18 - Respiratory problems hit four people at Fort Lauderdale (Florida) Airport, evacuation ensues:
Quote: "The Broward Sheriff's Office said four people were being treated for respiratory complaints from an unknown substance or irritant at the airport."
2012-05-14 - Part of Baltimore-Washington International Airport evac'd due to 'unusual odor', blamed on pepper spray:
2012-04-19 - 'Unidentified fumes' cause HazMat response and school evacuation in Pennsylvania:
2012-03-21 - Baffling neurological illness turning Ugandan children into 'violent zombies':
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is a broad-spectrum poison which affects all systems of the human body, but neurology more than any other.
2011-12-08 - Hundreds of runners sicken during the Las Vegas Marathon, no cause ever determined: