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LPG Fires: Sometimes it’s about perspective

Hazmatnation - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:46

    HMN-Recently, at an industrial fire training, I got some great helmet cam footage of some very experienced firefighters honing in on new skills, and brushing up on old ones.  I was able to capture a great shot that illustrates the effect of nozzle patterns, and draft, on a LPG fire. In the following ...

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Explosive experts called to U.K. nuclear waste site

Hazmatnation - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:43

HMN-Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant was visited by explosive experts after a small number of solvent canisters were found on site.  BBC reports that the chemicals were buried and disposed of by detonation. Sellafield Ltd said it was “not a radiological event” but involved a small number of canisters of solvents which had been on the ...

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Fuel barge fire off Texas coast leaves two missing

Hazmatnation - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 01:09

HMN-A fuel barge fire off of the Texas coast leaves two crew members missing.  The barge was carrying 133,000 barrels of crude oil. KATC provides more. PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) – The Coast Guard is searching for two crew members who went missing when their fuel barge caught on fire three miles off the Texas ...

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Hazmat Crews Respond to "Chemical Release" at Flint Hills Resources

Chemical Incidents in the News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:47
to bring foam containment equipment. Hazmat crews are also assisting. Workers have been evacuated from the chemical plant. Drivers as far
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Latest: Analyst: Refinery fire unlikely to affect gas prices

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:44
40 a.m. A petroleum industry analyst says a fire that erupted at the West Coast's largest oil refinery is unlikely to have an effect on gas
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​Crews douse fire at huge oil refinery in El Segundo

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:26
have had implications for gas prices, though a petroleum industry analyst says this fire is unlikely to have an effect on gas prices. The
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Crews douse fire at huge oil refinery near Los Angeles

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:24
, Calif. A fire that erupted at the West Coast's largest oil refinery threatened storage tanks and sent huge flames into the sky and black
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2 people taken to hospital after chemical spill in Cockeysville

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:20
Circle in Cockeysville for a report of a chemical spill, officials said. Bleach mixed with a second chemical in a laundry room at a
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Spill in Gulf may be largest since “Deepwater Horizon”

Hazmatnation - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:15

  HMN-Authorities are saying that the current spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be the largest since the Deepwater Horizon incident. AL.com provides more. An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last week may be the largest in the U.S. since the 2010 blowout at BP’s Macondo well that sank the Deepwater Horizon ...

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One missing after oil rig explosion near New Orleans

Hazmatnation - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:17

HMN-Authorities are searching for one who is still missing after cleaning chemicals ignited.  ABC news reports that the explosion left seven others injured. An oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans, apparently caused when cleaning chemicals ignited, injured seven people and left authorities searching for another who was missing. There were “a ...

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Damaged pipeline releases over 300,000 gallons of oil into Gulf Of Mexico

Hazmatnation - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:03

  HMN-KATC reports that over 300,000 gallons of oil have been discharged into the Gulf Of Mexico after a subsea pipeline sustained damaged. The Coast Guard is responding to the report of a crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Officials say they received a report from the National Response Center at ...

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6 hospitalized after Chicago chlorine leak

Hazmatnation - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:29

  HMN-The Chicago Sun Times reports that 6 people have been hospitalized after a chlorine leak on a rooftop.  The leak shut down several downtown streets in the Loop. A chlorine leak caused a HazMat situation that shut down several streets in the Loop and injured six people Friday morning. A Level 2 HazMat response ...

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Liquid fertilizer causes evacuation in Florida

Hazmatnation - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 07:36

HMN-WPTV reports that a liquid fertilizer mixture overheated, possibly due to a faulty valve.  Florida officials evacuated for a half mile in each direction. What police initially called a chemical spill in Fort Pierce prompted evacuation for a time Thursday. It happened Helena Chemical Company at 3630 Selvitz Road and police said officers evacuated an ...

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