Mud Fried

  • Season 3
  • Aired 11/14/2011
  • 14,531 Views

A Safety Engineer suffers fatal chemical burns in a toxic sludge spill.

CHEMICAL PLANT OWNER ANDRISMIGHT LOOK CALM AND COLLECTED.

- [speaking Czech]

announcer: BUT WITH A CAR FULLOF GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS,

HE'S ACTUALLY A NERVOUS WRECK.

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announcer: ANDRIS WAS LYINGTHROUGH HIS TEETH.

HE KNEW VERY WELLTHE GROUNDS AROUND HIS PLANT

WERE A TOXIC CESSPOOL.

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announcer: HIS PLANTMADE ALUMINA,

WHICH IS THE STARTINGPOINT FOR ALUMINUM.

- IN THE PROCESSOF MAKING ALUMINUM,

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVEA DEGREE OF BY-PRODUCTS.

YOU'RE GOING TO LIKELYHAVE SODIUM OXIDE.

SODIUM OXIDE--WHEN ITCOMBINES WITH WATER,

FORMS SODIUM HYDROXIDE,AN EXTREMELY ALKALINE MATERIAL.

THIS CAN CAUSECHEMICAL BURNS.

IT'S GOING TO BEEXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

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announcer:THINGS STARTED TO UNRAVEL

WHEN ONE OF THE INSPECTORSNOTICED A LEAKING PIPE.

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announcer: THE OVERFLOW PIPELINEFROM A NEARBY CONTAINMENT POND

HAD SPRUNG A LEAK.

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announcer: THE PIPE WAS LEAKINGSODIUM HYDROXIDE,

OTHERWISE KNOWN AS LYE.

IF THE INSPECTORS CAUGHT THIS,HIS PLANT WOULD BE SHUT DOWN

AND ANDRIS WOULD BE RUINED.

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[screaming]

announcer: INSTEAD,HE JUST LOST FACE.

- [screaming]

- HE INHALEDTHE STRONG SODIUM HYDROXIDE,

WHICH CAUSED IMMEDIATELYRESPIRATORY DISTRESS

BECAUSE OF THE SWELLINGAND BRONCHIAL SPASMS

THAT WOULD OCCUR.

THE CAUSTIC NATUREOF THE SODIUM HYDROXIDE

ACTUALLY CAUSED PROTEINSIN THE FAT TO BREAK DOWN,

AND SOME OF THOSE PROTEINSWOULD ENTER

INTO THE BLOODSTREAMAND CAUSE ORGAN FAILURE.

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announcer: ANDRIS WASA TOXIC CRIMINAL

WHO KNOWINGLY DESTROYEDTHE ENVIRONMENT.

- [speaking Czech]

announcer:WHEN HE GOT CAUGHT...

INSTEAD OF TELLING THE TRUTH,

HIS "LYE" CAME RIGHT BACKIN HIS FACE.

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