First I have heard of this. A hundred yards away. Wouldn't want to speculate as to who what where. From the info I can tell what lab it is.
Pretty weird. On a side note: it happened in the NRB or "New Research Building." Please, if you have a spare twenty million, could you donate to get your name on the building. NRB is just dumb.
I guess this means there will be more security. I got more security IDs than pens in my pocket protector and I still forget them. (Just kidding about the pocket protector although I have thought about it since I could attach all my IDs to it.)
The poison was sodium azide which all labs have. I use it in my water baths and long running columns to keep anything from growing in them. Tons more stuff in the lab could kill you quicker. Never really thought of sodium azide as a serious poison though I would never make my coffee with it.
It's highly soluble so the powder could be placed in with the grounds. This sounds like a single serve machine. Either little pods or packets that are placed into the machine and hot water shot through.
Since it is a lab there are extremely simple ways to contaminate the packets. Hypodermic needle and syringe pokes a tiny hole no one would see.
Can't quite figure out how it could possibly be an accident. Six were affected so this was not a small amount that was accidentally on someone's lab coat cuff.
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