The toxic cloud that covered Buenos Aires was caused by the spill of a pesticide container with solid carbon based at the Port of Buenos Aires, Terminal 4.
The pesticide smoke filled the City of Buenos Aires buildings were evacuated, flights delayed and interrupted several train lines.
As he told reporters Safety Secretary Sergio Berni, the odor is caused alarm “low toxicity” and said the situation is “under control.”
However, the national officer joined the Civil Defence recommendations emphasizing the importance of “avoid contact” with the product because it generates “irritate eyes and mucous membranes.”
The toxic pesticide load in transit through the Port of Buenos Aires, with final destination to Paraguay.
The cause of the fire is unknown and is a concern, since the same sources consulted should not cause a fire by itself.
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Buenos Aires under a toxic cloud – By Juan José Traverso
Photo by Diego Díaz
A cloud with a strange odor, strong and penetrating invaded the city this morning, causing alarm in the population. (Photo by Maxi Failla)
By Maxi Failla
Buenos Aires bajo nube tóxica