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Johnny Yesno

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'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« on: August 12, 2019, 12:00:30 AM »
Not a comedy review but something that sounds similar to the 2017 Birling Gap incident.

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Chemical incident at Worthing pier leaves people vomiting

Two people taken to hospital after ‘hazardous material incident’ on seafront

Two people were taken to hospital on Sunday following a “hazardous material incident” on Worthing seafront that left a number of people complaining of vomiting and sore eyes.

A cordon was set up, a section of the beach was evacuated and people were told to avoid the area and close their doors and windows.

Tim Loughton, the MP for East Worthing and Shoreham, tweeted that an investigation had been launched in response to reports of “bathers affected by some sort of chemical type irritants”. The incident took place around midday.

West Sussex fire and rescue service said they had stood down and left the scene shortly after 4pm, adding that police would remain in the area to reassure the public.

Sussex police said: “A small number of people have reported symptoms including sore eyes and vomiting, two of whom were taken to hospital. They have both since been discharged, and advised to go home, wash their clothes and have a shower.

“Anyone else affected is advised to do the same, and use copious amounts of water to wash your eyes.”

A staff member at Coast Cafe said earlier that people had been calm but that “a couple of people were complaining of itchy eyes”.

She said: “They’ve cleared the seafront and we’ve got the windows closed and are locked in.”

The former windsurfing world champion and Olympian Christine Johnston was on the beach preparing kitesurfing lessons at 12.15pm when a beach patrol told her and her students to leave.

“They came along on their buggy and said we should leave with immediate effect because there had been an incident,” she said. “They said a few people had been hospitalised. They were covering their mouths with clothing.

“I did ask [what was happening] but they wouldn’t comment. They told us they were going to go down the area affected, between Lancing and Worthing. We went up to the cafe and saw quite a lot of movement of police cars and an ambulance.

“My eyes were a bit sore and itchy, and a friend who was on the beach said she felt her eyes were sore too.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/11/worthing-pier-chemical-incident-vomiting

Re: 'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 12:03:10 AM »
Is this our Chernobyl?

Re: 'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 12:25:21 AM »
Is this our Chernobyl?

This is worse than Chernobyl.

Johnny Yesno

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Re: 'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 12:32:40 AM »
I imagine after the Netflix drama, Worthing will become a magnet for disaster tourists. I mean, have you seen the amusements there? Really makes you contemplate death.

Johnny Yesno

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Re: 'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 12:36:11 AM »
Odd that we don't know the nature of the material yet, though. I mentioned the Birling Gap Incident because the response sounds similar - stay indoors, wash clothes, etc. - but they haven't said whether it was a gas or something else.

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Re: 'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 12:54:41 AM »
This is near Caroline Lucas' constituency. Could it explain her recent twitter brain-fart?

Johnny Yesno

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Re: 'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 12:58:50 AM »
Not that near.

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Re: 'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 02:11:14 AM »

Something something Skripal

Re: 'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 07:19:28 AM »
Odd that we don't know the nature of the material yet, though. I mentioned the Birling Gap Incident because the response sounds similar - stay indoors, wash clothes, etc. - but they haven't said whether it was a gas or something else.

P'raps it was Jumpin' Jack Flash.

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Re: 'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 07:22:37 AM »
Direct action now!

Re: 'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2019, 10:42:22 AM »
This is near Caroline Lucas' constituency. Could it explain her recent twitter brain-fart?

Would explain Loughton end of getting continually re-elected

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Re: 'Hazardous material incident' at Worthing Pier
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2019, 12:52:23 PM »
This is near Caroline Lucas' constituency. Could it explain her recent twitter brain-fart?

Maybe she caused the leak.

Maybe she's been a scheming Captain Planet villain all along.

"Caroline Pukas"