In chapter 21, the chemical leak goes from "feathery plume" to black billowing to cloud" to "airborne toxic event." Why is the naming significant?

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At first, the "feathery plume" is a marvel to behold. It is likely akin to the perception of witnesses to the atom bomb who often describe the mushroom cloud as "beautiful." Like the atomic bomb, the perception of...

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