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Here's the kicker below. On May 25th, the Lucite facility next to Dupont on Hwy 51 and Fite Road in Millington had a chemical leak of sulfur trioxide. The chemical could easily have evaporated in our local atmosphere then recondensed as acid rain on nearby plants. Chemical burns can cause that kind of spotty damage. Sulfur trioxide combined with H2O results in sulfuric acid (SO3 + H2O = H2SO4) Wikipedia defines Acid Rain as ... "caused by emissions of compounds of ammonium, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids..." WREG carried that story but I'd like to see the two stories linked.(www.wreg.com... )
They do not use Sulfur Trioxide at that Lucite plant on fite road, it is an acrylic plant only no use for SO3 which has its main use to trap ash in a flue. The only company in the memphis area that produces or maintains substantial SO3 is Vesicol, Vesicol is the devil but they have had no leaks lately, I would say that a bacteria would be much more plausible.