Some idiot at TVA has put up for auction three drums of highly toxic and explosive Hydrazine!
This is the substance responsible for launchpad deaths of Shuttle technicians refueling the Space Shuttle.
I wonder how long it will stay up after my rants about it?
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This chemical is in 3 partial - 55 gal containers. The MSDS sheets are available. These chemicals have been un-used. A bidder inspection is recommended. This chemical is being sold as product and should be used for its intended purpose.
Lot # 2-918
Tennessee Valley Authority/Hollywood, AL
488 J D Hood LnHWY 25Hartsville, Tennessee 37074-3183 Map to this location
Most items offered for sale are used and may contain defects not immediately detectable. Bidders may inspect the items prior to bidding. Bidders must schedule inspection time. Please contact Jeffery Graves @ 615-374-7430 for additional information. All items are as is, where is. No returns/refunds. After auction has ended, TVA will send Buyer by email a sales agreement that must be signed and returned before scheduling the removal of the items. Payment in full is due no later than 5 business days from the time and date of the TVA sales agreement. Acceptable forms of payment are: Certified Cashiers Check, Money Order, Company Check (with Bank Letter guaranteeing funds – mandatory), Wire Payments or Credit/Debit Cards. Checks shall be made payable to: Tennessee Valley Authority. Payments shall be sent to Tennessee Valley Authority, Attn: Susan Gentle, PO Box 2000 (County Road 33), Hollywood, Alabama 35752 prior to removal. All items must be removed within 10 business days from the time and date of issuance of the Buyer’s Certificate. Purchases will be released only upon receipt of payment as specified. TVA requires a two day notice prior to removal. TVA will load material onto Buyer’s truck. TVA will not be responsible for damage to the item. Buyer will be responsible for securing the load. The Buyer will make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, including packing, and transportation of the property. Under no circumstances will Tennessee Valley Authority assume responsibility for packing, loading or shipping. Property may be removed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Thursday, excluding legal holidays. For additional information, please contact TVA, (256) 574-8902 office, (865) 632-9473 fax or e-mail: email@example.com. A daily storage fee of $10.00 may be charged for any item not removed within the 10 business days allowed and stated on the Buyer’s Certificate. Seller reserves the right to reclaim and resell all items not removed by Buyer thirty (30) days from the expiration of specified removal date.
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