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DNREC : DERNS : Recent Releases : Environmental Release Detail [15794]
Release ID 15794  Release Date/Time 9/1/2017 2:10:00 PM 
Extremely Hazardous NO  Report Date/Time 9/1/2017 2:56:00 PM 
Release Location GROUND, BEHIND DOVER COMMONS 
Facility ID & Name 4178 DOVER COMMONS  Facility Address 1265 N DUPONT HWY
DOVER, DE 19904
 
Substance Released MINERAL OIL  Release Duration Continuous 
Estimated Quantity N/A 
Released To
Additional Information NONE 
Health Risks: (Information provided here may be from the Cameo Chemical database and may or may not pertain to this specific release. It is provided as a precaution only.) MINERAL OIL The following chemical information was taken from the CAMEO Chemical database. SYMPTOMS: Symptoms of exposure to this compound include eye irritation. Inhalation of vapor or particulates can cause aspiration pneumonia. Excessive doses may result in anal seepage and irritation. Other symptoms include lipid granuloma, lipid pneumonia, eczematous dermatitis, contact dermatitis, folliculitis, oil acne and melanosis. Ingestion of this compound dissolves and prevents absorption of vitamin A from intestinal contents. When taken for 2-3 days, it can penetrate and soften stools, and may also interfere with absorption of water. ACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS: This compound is a mild eye irritant. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and fumes. (NTP, 1992) 
Medical Attention: (Information provided here may be from the Cameo Chemical database and may or may not pertain to this specific release. It is provided as a precaution only.) MINERAL OIL The following chemical information was taken from the CAMEO Chemical database. EYES: First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop. SKIN: IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment. INHALATION: IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used; if not available, use a level of protection greater than or equal to that advised under Protective Clothing. INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician. If the victim is convulsing or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth, ensure that the victim's airway is open and lay the victim on his/her side with the head lower than the body. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital. (NTP, 1992) 
Precautions Recommended None  Public Notified? NO 
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