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Modeling Airborne Chemical Releases: Ninety Tons Of Trouble Blowin' In The Wind

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If you pierce a chlorine rail car with a 50-caliber bullet, a yellow-green gas will gush out, forming a heavier-than-air toxic cloud that could take hours to dissipate as it moves downwind. How wide, far, and fast will it move? What will be the effect on the surrounding area, and how would we begin to contain it? Until recently, answers to questions like these were foggy. 

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