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chemistry student

Boston College Student Suffers Minor Injuries After Explosion

A minor explosion occurred at Boston College after a chemistry student experimented with thionyl chloride, a chemical used to make mustard gas. Hee Yeon Cho left the lab on Saturday morning with minor cuts and burns.

Cho was working alone in the lab when a beaker exploded in her hand.

“This was a minor chemical reaction that caused the beaker she was using to break,” Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn said.

After receiving treatment from St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Cho drove herself home. In addition to cleaning up the lab, the hazmat team also had to decontaminate her apartment and car.

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