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Koch Foods ammonia leak hospitalizes 22 people

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:15
plant was evacuated. Officials with the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) said the 22 people sent to hospitals were
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HAZMAT Leadership part IV: Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive

Hazmatnation - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:53

Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive; HAZMAT Leadership Part IV (CATCH UP on this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)   Survivability is the final installment of this series.  Shooting is hard. Moving is harder. Communicating is hardest. Without the above three, successful operations and survivability are now exponentially reduced. “To fully contribute to the mission, ...

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Saltier waterways creating “Chemical Cocktails”

Hazmatnation - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:38

(Eurekalert) A recent study led by University of Maryland researchers found that streams and rivers across the United States have become saltier and more alkaline over the past 50 years, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers and other salty compounds that humans indirectly release into waterways. The team named this effect “Freshwater Salinization Syndrome.” New research ...

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Naked man rescued from confined space at sewage lift station

Hazmatnation - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 14:04

(KNOE) HMN-A naked man was rescued from a sewage lift station in West Monroe, LA. “It’s just horrible,” said Manuel Acevedo works near that lift station on Thomas Road. “You never expect these type of things to happen.” Sewer workers found him Friday morning while doing maintenance work. A little before 9 o’clock, the Ouachita ...

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22 hospitalized in ammonia leak at Gadsden Chicken Processing Facility, MCI Event

Hazmatnation - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:46

AL.com Officials say 22 people were hospitalized due to an ammonia leak at Koch Foods in Gadsden Friday night.   At 4:23 p.m., the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency was notified of an anhydrous ammonia leak at Koch Foods on Paden Road in Gadsden, EMA officials said. Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency officials said 22 people ...

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PA Haz-Mat Incident Requires Bomb Squad Response

Hazmatnation - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:26

  Hazelton Fire Department Fire crews in Pennsylvania responded to a report of a hazardous materials incident in town, and arrived on scene to find a substance that was deemed to be a bomb squad incident, and requested a response from near by Hershey, PA to assess the situation. 11/30/18: HFD was dispatched for a ...

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One Dead After Explosion in Sanford

Chemical Incidents in the News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 04:52
at Sadler Automotive in Sanford Thursday. He was preparing to fill a nitrous oxide tank. His name has not yet been released. The Lee County
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Oil line hit in Beaumont, CA

Hazmatnation - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:33

(Patch) BEAUMONT, CA — A construction crew in Beaumont hit an oil line on Wednesday, prompting an hours-long hazmat response and road closure in town. The incident was first reported around 11:40 a.m. in the area of 4th Street and California, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Police subsequently closed off California between Louis ...

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22 dead in blast outside northern China chemical plant

Hazmatnation - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:41

AP   An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world’s second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a loading area next to the plant operated by the ...

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Chemical Spill Causes Evacuation of UMES

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 08:31
reports of injuries but that the contractor taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Four others who breathed in the fumes decline
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Suspicious package investigation at Google building

Hazmatnation - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 07:07

(NBC Bay Area) A suspicious substance investigation prompted evacuations Tuesday afternoon at a Google facility in Mountain View, officials said. A hazardous materials crew also responded to the scene on the 2600 block of Casey Avenue after an employee found an envelope with white powder inside. Crews inspected the powder and determined it was not ...

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Gasket Blamed for Croda EO Plant Leak

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 06:01
An incorrect gasket fitted on a pipe during construction of Croda Inc.'s new bio-ethanol plant was the cause of a gas leak, company
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Cutco equipment fire quickly contained, results in no injuries

Chemical Incidents in the News - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 20:02
8:17 p.m. “The employees at Cutco controlled the fire with a dry chemical fire extinguisher,” Bell said, adding sprinkler heads also helped
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Hazmat team cleaning up chemical spill on CU campus

Chemical Incidents in the News - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 19:26
Biochemistry building as a hazardous material team cleans up a small chemical spill that sent one person to the hospital. Police announced
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Five departments respond to fire at Imlay City business

Chemical Incidents in the News - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 17:52
. At approximately 3 p.m. flames reached a gas tank, causing it to explode. No one was injured in the fire, but Imlay City school students
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Baldwin Park crash: Several lanes closed on EB 10 Freeway after big rig carrying acid overturns

Hazmatnation - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 09:51

ABC7/KABC A semi-truck carrying a payload of acid overturned Tuesday morning on the 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park, prompting the closure of four eastbound lanes, authorities said.   According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash left the big rig on its side and was reported at 1:39 a.m. Whether anyone was seriously injured was ...

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HAZMAT call leads to discovery of 2 bodies, and home made warning signs

Hazmatnation - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 07:40

(Click Orlando) HMN-Neighbors called authorities after the discovery of home made signs warning of hazardous materials being on site. The investigation found two bodies. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Homemade warning signs were found in an Azalea Park home where the bodies of two people were discovered Monday evening, according to officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s ...

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Gas explosion blows out windows of Upper West Side gym, Haz-Mat Response

Hazmatnation - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 14:59

              NY Daily News An electrical fire and gas leak led to a blast that shattered the windows of an Upper West Side gym Sunday night, FDNY officials said.   Firefighters had already cleared out the Equinox gym building on Broadway near W. 92nd St. when an explosion blew out ...

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Delaware Memorial Bridge reopens after toxic gas leak is contained

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 09:14
use to industrial chemicals. Croda bought the site from Uniqema in 2006. The process of turning ethanol into ethylene oxide is new —
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Hundreds of gallons of oil overflow in Boston

Hazmatnation - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 08:08

(Boston 25) Hazmat crews responded after hundreds of gallons of oil overflowed in Boston Sunday. Crews responded to Washington Street for reports of a heating oil overflow and spill Sunday evening. The oil company had showed up to fill the tanks, and oil overflowed into a built-in reservoir, which Boston Fire said was built into the ...

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