Liquid chemical spill causes evacuation
The two articles both discussed the liquid chemical spill at the Indec Chemical Corp. plant in Pennsylvania. The Associated Press reported that the incident happened in Petrolia, Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Post-gazette reported that it happened in Butler County. Both articles said that there were 2,500 people evacuated and that three had to go to the hospital with respiratory problems. The accident occurred on Saturday but the Pittsburgh Post-gazette reported the time of the incident which was 5:00 p.m. Freda Tarbell, spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Protection, said that the main concern was the potential for respiratory damage and skin burns reported the Associated Press and Pittsburgh Post-gazette. In the article by the associated press, it states that people were evacuated for up to three miles around the accident and in the Pittsburgh post-gazette article; it states a 2 mile radius. Facts may be off in either article. Evacuees were taken to shelters in nearby towns and the authorities planned to get people back in their homes on Sunday. The Pittsburgh Post-gazette gave reference to the surrounding areas that the evacuees were taken to and I think this is because it is a more segmented newspaper whereas the Associated Press writes for all types of regional newspapers.