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Gas explosion sends people running for lives as flames shoot from the street

Hazmatnation - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:46

HMN-5 people who were originally reported as missing have now been located. (SF Chronicle) Four buildings caught fire Wednesday afternoon after an explosion occurred near San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District, officials said. The incident was reported just before 1:30 p.m. at Hong Kong Lounge II near the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue when ...

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Natural gas line causes industrial fire at Ohio refinery

Hazmatnation - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:16

HMN-The Toledo refinery processes chemicals like Toluene.  Initially, crews believed the fire began in an on-site railcar.   (ABC) OREGON, Ohio (WTVG) – Fire in a line of the chemical Toluene at the Toledo Refinery in Oregon forced crews to evacuate nearby homes Sunday night. According to Oregon police and fire dispatch crews initially believed ...

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Residents urged to change air filters after water plant chemical spill

Hazmatnation - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:43

HMN-A Hydrated Lime release caused a dust cloud to spread across a nearby area. (WAFB) LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) – An evacuation order issued for areas surrounding the Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) North Water Plant following a minor chemical spill Sunday night was lifted Monday afternoon. LUS officials say a small amount of hydrated lime was ...

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1 hospitalized after Bellevue HAZMAT incident

Hazmatnation - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:36

  (Trib Live) At least one person was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning after garbage collectors in Bellevue found an unknown substance making people ill, according to Bellevue police. The incident was reported about 8:40 a.m. in the 500 block of Forest Avenue. The Allegheny County Hazmat unit was called to the scene. Bellevue ...

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4 Dead, 2 Adult, 2 Children After Carbon Monoxide Incident

Hazmatnation - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 20:56

  cbsnews.com   A tragic story out of Houston, TX over night resulted in the death of 4 people after a Carbon Monoxide Expsoure.   Two children and two adults died from carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday morning in Dallas, firefighters say. CBS Dallas reports Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to an emergency carbon monoxide call around 9:30 ...

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What we know and don't know about Delaware City Refinery fire

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 09:51
of recent environmental releases. • The fire also caused the release of an unknown amount of sulfur dioxide into the air. Hydrogen sulfide
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Industrial CO2 Leak Prompts Emergency Response At Facility

Hazmatnation - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 09:17

  Scotia, NY- A CO2 leak occurred at an industrial site in Soctia. A local source reported “2 above ground horizontal tanks holding 70,000 lbs of CO2, The relief valves froze open emptying most of the tanks”.     The following images are from from Scotia Firefighters, IAFF Local #842. We thank them for allowing ...

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UPDATE: Cleaning process underway near LUS North Water Plant after Sunday night chemical spill

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 09:15
- Right now evacuations are in effect for a portion of Lafayette, following a chemical spill that happened overnight. The evacuation area is
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Foul odor from Marathon oil refinery in Detroit remains under investigation

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 08:47
We will continue to conduct air monitoring on a constant basis in nearby communities as a precaution, and are making our air-monitoring data
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H2S levels high after one found dead on party cruise

Hazmatnation - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 08:28

HMN-Initial reports by fire crews showed no harmful levels, however a HAZMAT team follow up showed elevated levels of Hydrogen Sulfide. Sydney Morning Herald Hazardous material teams recorded “extremely hazardous” levels of hydrogen sulfide in a toilet cubicle of a luxury cruise vessel in the hours after a woman’s body was found on Saturday afternoon. ...

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Fire destroys building in Fort Edward

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 04:31
that the business' main fuel tanks behind the building were involved in the fire. Multiple vehicles were destroyed as well. Firefighters
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BREAKING: Mutual aid staging for fire at Delaware City Refinery

Hazmatnation - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 11:51

  HMN-A refinery fire at the Delaware City Refinery has mutual aid crews responding from around the area. This is a developing story. (FirstStateUpdate)   Delaware City – Firefighters from across New Castle County are responding to the refinery in Delaware City for reports of a commercial structure fire. Early report indicates that crews are staging ...

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FBI now investigating hazardous material found at Lawton apartment.

Hazmatnation - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 09:37

(KFOR)   LAWTON, Okla. – A hazmat situation in Lawton now has some neighbors on edge. “As of right now we are treating this with an abundance of caution,” said Andrea Anderson, FBI Oklahoma City division. According to KSWO, the situation started early Wednesday morning, when Lawton police responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment ...

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Asphalt residue leads to tank fire during hot work

Hazmatnation - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 08:59

HMN-Monroe, Louisiana responders suppressed flames on a storage tank after a cutting torch incident lead to an asphalt residue fire. (KNOE) MONROE, La. (KNOE) – A storage tank caught fire in Monroe Friday afternoon, sending a billowing pillar of smoke into the air. It happened behind the DOTD building on Desiard Street around one o’clock. ...

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Meet the K9 behind the largest fentanyl seizure in U.S history

Hazmatnation - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 16:45

Insider.com   Yesterday the largest Fentanyl seizure reported at a U.S port of entry in history. Meet the K9 behind the seizure, and the story of exactly how it was done. US Customs and Border Protection agents made a record-breaking seizure of fentanyl and methamphetamine at the Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona on Saturday. A ...

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5 being evaluated after possible hazardous exposure in Washington

Hazmatnation - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 08:58

(Komo News) TUKWILA, Wash. – Five people are being evaluated after they were exposed to a possible hazardous chemical at a Tukwila business, emergency officials said. A hazmat team and several ambulances responded to the scene, a business in the 1100 block of Industry Drive in Tukwila, at about 1:20 p.m. after receiving a report ...

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Drone video captures massive oil tank explosion in Liberty County

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:42
gas fumes. A man whose family owns a small independent oil company said they faced a devastating loss when their small cluster of oil tanks
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Loud noise heard, fire spotted at Consumers Energy facility, no injuries - Story | WJBK

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:51
and subsequent fire in Macomb County Wednesday morning was natural gas compressor equipment, according to Consumers Energy. A little before
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Shelter in place lifted after oil tank explosion

Hazmatnation - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:04

  (Click 2 Houston)   An oil tank explosion sent a plume of dark smoke over part of Liberty County on Tuesday. The incident was reported about 11 a.m. along County Road 2018 near Daisetta. Liberty County officials said a large fire was burning, and several fire departments were called to the scene. Video from ...

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Two workers hurt in Sipi Metals furnace explosion

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 00:21
to some chemical," said Dep. Dist. Chief John Giordano at the scene. "It could have been something they were processing." The injured
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