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One injured in Japanese chemical factory explosion

Hazmatnation - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 05:33

HMN-An explosion at a chemical handling factory set ablaze stored agricultural chemicals.  The Japan Times reports that one was injured in the blast. A man was seriously injured in Yokohama Monday when an explosion set off a fire at an agricultural chemicals factory, police said. The fire broke out at around 9 a.m. at a ...

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Industrial fire training helmet cam

Hazmatnation - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 13:30

 

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2 treated at Temecula restaurant for “unknown substance” exposure

Hazmatnation - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 08:52

HMN-Two people were treated at a restaurant in Temecula after an exposure to an “unknown substance”.  First on scene firefighters determined the substance may have caused the illness in the two patrons, and called for HAZMAT team assistance.  (Redlands Daily Facts) TEMECULA — Two people were taken to hospitals Friday night with minor injuries after ...

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10 million dollars worth of Fentanyl seized in NYC vehicle

Hazmatnation - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:38

HMN-Police in NYC seized a fentanyl supply with a street value of 10 million dollars from a cooler filled with fish.  NBC 4 reports that the amount is enough for 1 million lethal doses. One million lethal doses of fentanyl worth up to $10 million were found wrapped inside fish in the back of a ...

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Chemical plants placed near waterways may be bigger hazard than once thought

Hazmatnation - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:15

HMN-Placing large chemical processing facilities near waterways once was a normal practice for logistical reasons. Now, that may be more of a hazard than we once thought.  (Quartz Media) Chemical plants and sites of heavy industry are often located near coasts and waterways; they were originally placed to take advantage of the ease of shipping ...

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Fuel Spill Threatens French Broad River

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:06
of gallons of petroleum leaked into the waterway from an above ground storage tank located on the Mountain Energy Bulk Fuel facility, at 288
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At Least 1,000 Gallons of Oil Spill Into N. Carolina River

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:45
the oil spilled from an above-ground storage tank at the Mountain Energy Bulk Fuel Facility, around 100 feet (30 meters) from the river.
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Lake Hopatcong diesel spill

Hazmatnation - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 05:28

HMN-Hazmat crews had to chop through ice to deploy more containment boom after an unknown amount of diesel fuel spilled into the lake. (NJ Herald) JEFFERSON — An unknown amount of diesel fuel began flowing into Lake Hopatcong on Sunday and state and Morris County hazmat crews were still on the scene Monday chopping through ...

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CO3 leak contained at Albemarle's Magnolia South plant

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 14:29
said in a statement. According to chemical references, sulfur trioxide fumes when exposed to air. The gas is colorless but has a pungent
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Savannah Fire responds to ammonia spill

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:01
18 a.m. A 200-gallon spill of aqueous ammonia was contained to the interior of a warehouse and 20 employees were evacuated, said Jenel Few,
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Fire sprinklers keep flames in check at Santa Ana business

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:41
a hazardous-materials team sent inside to check the premises for chemicals and see if there was any spillage, Kurtz said. No injuries were
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HAZMAT response before HAZWOPER

Hazmatnation - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 09:26

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China chemical plant explosion kills 4

Hazmatnation - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 15:40
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Picric acid causes South Carolina hazmat scare

Hazmatnation - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 11:14

HMN-Firefighters in South Carolina responded after a homeowner came across containers of Picric Acid.  (NEWS 2) WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) — Several roads were forced to close in West Ashley following a HazMat situation, Friday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m. units were dispatched to the area of Fitzroy Drive in the Shadowmoss Subdivision for an ...

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