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Safety concerns after Thursday's explosion

Safety concerns after Thursday's explosion (Source: WAFF) Safety concerns after Thursday's explosion (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - There are some safety concerns as to if hydrogen and liquid nitrogen pose any safety concerns after Thursday's explosion at Cimmaron. 

According to about.com's chemistry page, nitrogen is non-toxic. 

When nitrogen becomes a liquid, it is cold enough to cause severe frostbite if comes in contact with skin. 

Also, adding a lot of nitrogen to the air reduces the amount of oxygen, so it needs to be used in a well ventilated area. 

Hydrogen is also non-toxic, but is very flammable. 

The main concern with hydrogen is the possibility of getting burned if it explodes or if there is a fire. 

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