UPDATE: Orleans Arena Gets All-Clear
They say oil and water do not mix, and apparently hydrochloric acid and water are equally problematic. According to the Clark County Hazmat Coordinater, the incident is now “on ice.”
A “cloud” linked to an acid incident at the Orleans Arena posed no harm to anyone, according to Clark County Hazardous Materials Coordinator Richard Brenner. Still, the smoke and odor caused quite a stir in the early morning hours.
The problem was reported just after 5 a.m. when workers at the facility found a water valve inside a maintence room leaking. It was reportedly connected with caustic soda and hydrochloric acid, materials needed to keep the ice rink at the Arena clear and shiny.
There were no injuries reported as a result of the spill, and an Arena spokesperson says the incident will not affect Wrangler’s hockey.