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123 killed after wrecked tanker catches fire

Hazmatnation - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:20

HMN-Terrible news out of Pakistan on Sunday.  Aljazeera.com is reporting that 123 people have been killed with dozens more injured after an oil tanker accident.  Citizens were collecting the spilled fuel as the liquid burst into flames causing the devastation.   Earlier, television footage showed shooting flames and a thick plume of smoke as firefighters ...

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Chemical leak and injuries reported in NC

Hazmatnation - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:25

    HMN-WNCN is reporting a leak, involving Hydrogen Peroxide and Sulfuric Acid, has injured one worker and lead to a plant evacuation in North Carolina.  Along with the plant, four homes were also evacuated.   DUNN, N.C. (WNCN) – A hazmat situation at Brainerd Chemical located at 1600 South Wilson Avenue in Dunn injured ...

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Xylene vapors lead to HAZMAT situation at medical center

Hazmatnation - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:39

  HMN-WAVY reports that an off gassing container of Xylene at a medical center in Virginia lead to the treatment of 3 individuals. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Three Riverside Regional Medical Center employees were treated and released after a hazardous material situation at the hospital Thursday. Fire officials say they were called to the ...

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Whipped cream canister explodes, killing fitness model

Hazmatnation - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:56

HMN-The Washington Post reports that in a freak accident, a whipped cream dispenser exploded, killing a French fitness model.  These dispensers typically use a Nitrous Oxide container under pressure inside of the dispenser. A popular fitness blogger and Instagram model in France died after a pressurized canister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her ...

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Man passes out in McDonald’s bathroom; Hazmat called

Hazmatnation - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:35

HMN-A man in a North Carolina McDonald’s was found to be unconscious on Tuesday.  WSOC reports that upon investigation, the man had Heroin and Fentanyl on his person.  The restaurant was evacuated and authorities, including a HAZMAT team were called in.   CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A man was found Tuesday on the bathroom floor at ...

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Natural Gas explosion causes extensive damage to home

Hazmatnation - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:31

HMN-Los Angeles firefighters battled flames for over an hour at a residential natural gas explosion Tuesday.  The explosion occurred after a contractor hit a gas line according to ABC 7.   WOODLAND HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A Woodland Hills home was heavily damaged by fire and smoke after a natural-gas line explosion Tuesday night, ...

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5 injured after steam explosion in Baltimore

Hazmatnation - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:14

HMN-5 have been injured after a steam piping explosion in Baltimore, MD.  The Baltimore sun reports that the explosion happened during rush hour just before an Orioles game.   A steam pipe exploded on Eutaw Street between West Lombard and Pratt Streets Tuesday evening during rush hour and just before the Orioles game, a Baltimore ...

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97 pounds of Fentanyl seized in San Diego

Hazmatnation - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:00

  HMN-Authorities have seized 97 pounds of Fentanyl in San Diego this week.  According to AP, this amount is enough to kill 14 Million people. Federal authorities in San Diego say they have seized one of the largest loads ever in the U.S. of the potent synthetic opiate Fentanyl. An indictment unsealed Monday says federal ...

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Chemical fire near Alderson

Chemical Incidents in the News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:15
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BHO lab discovered after fire

Hazmatnation - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 00:06

  HMN-The remains of a Honey Oil extraction lab were found after a motel room fire in California.  ABC7 reports that 2 suspects were hospitalized for burns after the fire, and even one dog was taken to a veterinary hospital after sustaining burns. SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (KABC) — Two suspects were hospitalized and a ...

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Lafayette, LA HAZMAT responds to overturned tanker

Hazmatnation - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 23:42

  HMN-KATC reports that Scott Fire Department, as well as units from the Lafayette HAZMAT team, responded to an overturned tanker Sunday morning.  The tanker was carrying 45,000 pounds of Ethylene, and Diethylene Glycol.  The departments oversaw transfer operations before the trailer was up righted. A tanker carrying hazardous materials crashed into a ditch alongside ...

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Bogota bombing kills 3

Hazmatnation - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 23:46

  HMN-A blast at a Bogota shopping center kills 3 according to ABC news.   A homemade bomb placed in a women’s bathroom rocked one of the busiest shopping centers in Colombia’s capital Saturday, killing three people, including a French woman, and wounding nine others. Witnesses told of being evacuated from movie theaters and stores ...

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