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St. Louis Law enforcement deconned after being sprayed with unknown chemical

Hazmatnation - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:47

HMN-St. Louis police officers had to be decontaminated by the St. Louis Fire department after being sprayed with an unknown chemical during the current civil unrest.  PJ media reports that this is the third night of violent protest. Several St. Louis County police officers had to be decontaminated by St. Louis Fire Dept. emergency responders ...

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4 US tourists attacked with acid in France.

Hazmatnation - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:22

HMN-KATC/Ap reports that 4 US tourists have been attacked in France, with acid. All 4 of the victims have been hospitalized, 2 of which were treated for shock. PARIS (AP) – Four young American women were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille ...

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More than one week later, chemical still leaking from blast site

Hazmatnation - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:33

HMN-More than one week later, Hydrochloric acid is said to still be leaking from a building at the site of a Tennessee chemical plant. The Olympian reports that around 6 tons remains on site. CHARLESTON, TENN. More than a week after an explosion at an east Tennessee chemical plant, hydrochloric acid is still leaking from ...

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Mont Belvieu industrial facility experiences fire/explosion

Hazmatnation - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:31

HMN-Explosions rocked a Mont Belvieu, Tx industrial facility Friday night.  ABC 13 reports that the explosion and subsequent fire occurred in a brine pit at the Enterprise Products Facility. MONT BELVIEU, Texas (KTRK) — Authorities say there is no threat to the public as a fire at a Mont Belvieu industrial plant burns out. An ...

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Anthrax scare lands one in hospital for mental health evaluation

Hazmatnation - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 08:49

HMN-A man, covered in a white powder, claimed to be covered in anthrax in Vineland, NJ.  NJ.com reports that the man and his car were covered in a white powder. VINELAND — A man caused a HAZMAT situation Tuesday after claiming he was covered in anthrax. Vineland Police said they responded to an incident at ...

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Blood and formaldehyde fluid leak from Baton Rouge funeral home

Hazmatnation - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:31

HMN-Images show blood and what is believed to be formaldehyde leaking from a Baton Rouge funeral home.  WBRZ reports that the leak was contained to private property. BATON ROUGE – A WBRZ viewer spotted a bizarre sight Thursday afternoon as blood leaked onto a road behind a local funeral home. Photos taken from behind the ...

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Oil tanker sinks near Athens; environmental damage feared

Hazmatnation - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:43

HMN-Large environmental impacts are feared after an oil tanker sinks near Athens, Greece.  According to The NY Times, the ship was carrying more than 2,500 metric tons of hydrocarbon. The Greek authorities scrambled on Thursday to clean up fuel leaked by an oil tanker that sank near Athens, putting popular beaches off limits to swimmers ...

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Valero “Significantly underestimated” benzene release after hurricane

Hazmatnation - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:25

HMN-The EPA says that they believe the benzene release from the Houston area Valero facility was significantly underestimated, and the company is now preparing a new report showing a substantial increase in emissions. Chron.com provides more. Valero Energy “significantly underestimated” the amount of cancer-causing benzene and other volatile compounds leaked from its Houston refinery during ...

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Ammonia leak on campus of Kansas State University university

Hazmatnation - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:24

  HMN-WIBW reports that the biochemistry lab building on the campus of Kansas State University was evacuated after a small ammonia leak was discovered. A chemical leak forced students and faculty to evacuate the Chemistry/Biochemistry building on the Kansas State University campus. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to the scene of the hazmat spill around ...

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CT HAZMAT calls Industrial Hygienist for school incident

Hazmatnation - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:13

HMN-Connecticut responders were called to an elementary school where a previous complaint of odor lead to one hospitalization. Upon investigation, a dry powder in one of the janitors closets came in contact with liquid and emitted the fumes.  Industrial Hygienists were called in to assist in ventilating the building properly.  WFSB provides more. An elementary school ...

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