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14 year long oil spill quietly seeps into Gulf

Hazmatnation - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 05:25

(Washington Post) An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history. Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 ...

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Iowa firefighters prepare for HAZMAT situations

Hazmatnation - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:11

(KWWL) DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – Like much of Iowa, railways are important to the Dubuque’s economy, but what if those railways also posed a potential danger. Firefighters trained Thursday for a scenario they never hope to face. “The idea is to respond to hazardous material instance that may happen on or off the water,” said ...

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HAZMAT situation over at poultry processing plant

Hazmatnation - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:03

  (WAFF) GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – A nearly 36 hour long saga is over as crews are now cleaning up and preparing to go home after a fire and gas leak at a Guntersville poultry processing plant. Fire department officials say they believe this is the longest hazmat operation they’ve ever been a part of. ...

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Investigation underway following hazmat situation near UCSD

Hazmatnation - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:45

(10 News) SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The FBI is investigating following a hazmat situation in La Jolla Thursday afternoon. According to authorities, the incident started around 1 p.m. on the 9400 block of La Jolla Farms Road near UCSD and the Scripps Reserve trail. Throughout the afternoon, people who appeared to be workers at the ...

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Multiple departments battle fire at Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken Plant

Chemical Incidents in the News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:24
with Huntsville Fire’s HAZMAT team responded to the scene to help Guntersville Fire crews. Workers at the plant were immediately evacuated.
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Explosion at Oklahoma Feed Mill

Chemical Incidents in the News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 20:47
we had a flash dust explosion at the mill a little while ago,” the post stated. “As a precaution, everyone was evacuated and the electricity
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North Smithfield gas leak results in brief evacuation

Chemical Incidents in the News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:52
't have to turn off gas to the area. Traffic was flowing normally again by 4:15 p.m. Nine people were evacuated as a precaution, according
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One hospitalized after chemical spill at Arizona facility

Hazmatnation - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 05:24

(GCMAZ) There was a hazmat incident at Superior Industries in Prescott Valley today. Central Arizona Fire and Medical crews responded to the facility on the 98-hundred block of Superior Lane after a chemical spill Tuesday morning. Members of the Prescott Area Hazardous Materials Response Team, along with area fire crews tended to the spill, cleanup ...

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Possible crude oil spill onto OKC road

Hazmatnation - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 05:17

(KFOR) OKLAHOMA CITY – According to the Oklahoma City Fire Department, an “unknown petroleum product” has spilled onto a road in west Oklahoma City. The Hazmat Team is on scene near SW 15th and Mustang Rd. Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials say the spill involves the northbound lanes of Mustang Rd., a quarter mile north toward ...

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HAZMAT investigates letter sent to Maine senators home

Hazmatnation - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 05:14

(Daily Caller) A hazmat team was reportedly sent to Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins’s home in the state Monday after a suspicious letter was found. “Members of our Criminal Investigation Division are currently on scene and the investigation is ongoing. The Bangor Fire Department and a HAZMAT team from Orono, Maine, are assisting the investigation,” ...

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Small fire leads to hazmat situation at water treatment facility

Hazmatnation - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 05:07

(CBS) MT. OLIVER (KDKA) — Firefighters and a Hazmat team were called to a scary situation at the Penn American Water treatment plant on Monday afternoon. Fast-acting employees deserve the credit for containing the small fire that broke out around 2:15 p.m. at the plant on Becks Run Road in Mount Oliver. Baldwin Borough and ...

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Refinery Evacuation in St. Paul Park 'Common Safety Procedure'

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 19:12
out of a smokestack at the Marathon Oil Refinery Friday night. The refinery was burning off excess gas to relieve pressure during a
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Small Fire Leads To Hazmat Situation At Penn American Water Treatment Plant

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:45
containment room where chemicals are pumped from. Those chemicals are used in the water treatment process. One of the chemicals leaked from
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Mechanical failure is cause of building fire at Creafill

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:30
director of human resources. One plant employee was injured as a result of a subsequent dust explosion. The employee was thrown back into a
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Businesses displaced in blaze at former Marcal Paper Mill in Mechanic Falls

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:17
s a leading manufacturer of recycled tissues manufactured without chlorine bleaching, fragrances or dyes, according to the company's website
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Worker treated after chlorine leak at Ephrata public works

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:57
- Crews have contained a chlorine leak Monday morning at Ephrata's public works facility. Police said a 150-pound chlorine gas cylinder was
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Great fire at Kelheim Fibers

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:40
plant because of the many fumes can re-enter. A latch from the fire brigade prevented a leak on stored hazardous substances, "said Konrad
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Fire breaks out in second building owned by Nat Hyman

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 07:52
and vandals. Hyman says neither building had electricity, heat, water or gas. He told WFMZ's Josh Rultenberg he believes the fires were
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Firefighter Seriously Injured While Battling Bronx Blaze

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:37
was said to be conscious but suffered serious back injuries. He reportedly also suffered a leg injury. "This firefighter had quite a fall,"
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Madigan staff prepares for patient decon

Hazmatnation - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:29

(ARMY) JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — If there’s an accident involving a fuel truck on Interstate 5, first responders would perform a rudimentary decontamination of anyone involved. Then, for those needing to be seen as patients at Madigan Army Medical Center or requiring a more thorough cleaning, the patient decontamination team from Madigan would be ...

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