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Dispersant used in BP oil spill said to be linked to “Fast-Developing symptoms”

Hazmatnation - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:25

HMN-Dispersants are commonly used in oil spill incidents to help break up larger clumps into smaller pieces.  During the BP “Deepwater Horizon” incident, the dispersant Corexit was used.  Research is now showing that Corexit is being linked to symptoms such as wheezing, rashes, and burning eyes according to Science Line. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Turnarounds and Outages

Hazmatnation - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 01:01

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Turnarounds and Outages Some of the most stressful times in a refinery or process area, are the intense workloads and dangerous conditions of outages and turnarounds. For those not in the industry, a “Turnaround”, or “Outage”, is a period of time where a process is shut down, de-inventoried, and overhauled for another ...

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I-84 closed due to tetramethylammonium hydroxide spill

Hazmatnation - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 21:34

  HMN-I-84 in Oregon was closed after a spill of tetramethylammonium hydroxide coated the icy roadway.  (KTVZ) MEACHAM, Ore. – A truck hauling a corrosive chemical crashed and overturned on icy Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon early Monday, causing the trailer to rupture and prompting an isolation area and lengthy closure of the freeway, Oregon State ...

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3 injured in blast at vodka distillery in northeast Harris County

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:57
the fact. Hazmat crews are working to make the scene safe for investigators to enter. Fire officials say three people were injured. One
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Fire officials respond to propane tank explosion near Hamilton

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:34
explosion are okay. A propane leak caused the explosion, the propane had settled underneath the trailer because propane is heavier than air
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Mercury spill closes portions of Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:06
an outside commercial environmental response team needed to come on site and evaluate the situation further. The outside environmental firm
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Ammonia leak disrupts production at Butterball plant

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:51
November 6 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, as a result of an ammonia leak. Nobody was injured in the incident, reported KAIT. The Jonesboro area
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Truck carrying one million bees crashes in Northern California

Hazmatnation - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:16

HMN-Around one million bees were killed by authorities with a soapy water mixture, after an 18 wheeler carrying them crashed off of I-80.  The driver sustained minor injuries. LA times has more. About 1 million bees have been killed after a truck carrying their hives crashed in Northern California. Authorities say the big rig swerved ...

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“Smoke Showing” turns to HAZMAT call

Hazmatnation - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:03

HMN-Firefighters in Conway, South Carolina initially responded to a “smoke showing” call at a Sunhouse gas station.  Once on scene they quickly realized they had patients, and a Hazmat scene. (WPDE) Conway, S.C. (WPDE) — Crews with Horry County Fire Rescue and Conway Fire treated several patients after a Friday morning call about a fire ...

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“Self inflicted” chemical death near Atlanta.

Hazmatnation - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:51

  HMN-Few details have been released, however Fox 5 reports that fire and HAZMAT teams were dispatched to an intersection in Cobb County Georgia for a “Self inflicted chemical death”. A self-inflicted chemical death is now being investigated by Cobb County police as a suicide. Cobb and Marietta fire officials were called around 8:39 this ...

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Two students attempt suicide by ingesting chemical

Hazmatnation - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:27

HMN- (Mancherial, India) Two students attempted suicide by ingesting a chemical used for preventing lice.  While unsuccessful, both of the students drank water laced with the chemical. Telengana Today provides more. Mancherial: Two Class VI students of a government school attempted suicide by consuming a chemical used for preventing lice, as one of them was ...

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Police officer revived after coming in contact with “strong substance”

Hazmatnation - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:06

HMN-A Warwick police officer was revived with narcan after coming in contact with a “strong substance” at CCRI’s Warwick campus.  ABC 6 reports that five additional officers were hospitalized after the incident as well. WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A Warwick police officer had to be revived with Narcan Thursday after coming into contact with some ...

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Crews monitor air quality after Butadiene leak

Hazmatnation - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 20:42

HMN-HAZMAT teams in Harrisburg, N.C monitored air quality after a butadiene leak was reported.  WSOC reports that the leak was from a valve on a rail car, which was located at a nearby polymer plant. HARRISBURG, N.C. – Hazmat crews are monitoring air quality levels in Cabarrus County following a chemical leak overnight in Harrisburg. ...

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Firefighters battle fire at chemical plant in Ledyard | WTNH Connecticut News

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:22
Chemical Company in Ledyard (WTNH / Report-It) LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH) — Firefighters are on the scene of an active fire at the Dow Chemical
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Hazmat situation on Pearl and Washington clear

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:22
off is still unknown as the incident is still under investigation. No one was injured during the incident and the area has been cleared.
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Kenston Intermediate School evacuated due to odor in building

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:55
inspected the building and there were no detectable odors of gas, and no carbon monoxide was found. The school told parents that students
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Firefighters fighting fire at chemical plant in CT

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:54
are battling a fire at a chemical plant in Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon. The fire was reported at Dow Chemical Plant in Gales Ferry
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