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Officials investigate fire at Westlake Chemical plant in Plaquemine

Chemical Incidents in the News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 07:13
at the facility. A spokesman with the plant said the fire started in the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit around 4:15 a.m. He
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5 assessed after Virginia church incident

Hazmatnation - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 05:24

(WJLA) Five people were assessed, including two who were transported, after a hazmat incident Monday morning at Kaiser Permanente in Falls Church. The Arlington County Fire Department responded to the incident in the 200 block of North Washington Street in the city of Falls Church around 10:30 a.m. Officials said odor due to adhesive being ...

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Substance in Ohio creek identified by HAZMAT

Hazmatnation - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 05:16

  (WYTV) CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Monday a suspicious substance was found in a creek near Canfield High School. Hazmat arrived on scene to find a white substance in the creek. Hazmat tested the water and said it is diluted acid and is no environmental threat or safety hazard at this time. The deputy chief ...

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Port Arthur residents complain about smell from 'small' oil leak at Port Arthur refinery

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 15:27
noticed the horrible smell. “It smelled like it was gas or something,” said Fields. Another viewer
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Fire remains under investigation in Barrow County

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 14:30
the 1,000 block of Bankhead Highway to find several exploded fuel tanks and downed power lines creating additional hazards for firefighters.
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Refinery explosion in New Brunswick

Hazmatnation - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:35

    (CBC) Irving Oil says a “major incident” has occurred at its Saint John refinery, after reports of an explosion and fire on Monday morning. Saint John police said they are responding to an incident that broke out around 10 a.m. AT. at the refinery, and are asking residents to avoid the area altogether. Nearby streets ...

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HAZMAT called to Grapevine church after sticky money incident

Hazmatnation - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 05:12

  (Dallas News) One person who handled cash donations to a Grapevine church reported feeling ill after handling the money Sunday afternoon. The Grapevine Fire Department was called about 3:45 p.m. to Fellowship Church in the 2400 block of North State Highway 121 where two people had been counting offering money in a room, fire Chief ...

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At least 50 dead after Congo tanker truck fire

Hazmatnation - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 05:11

(Detroit News) Kinshasa, Congo – At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said Saturday. Faced with one of the country’s deadliest traffic accidents, President ...

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Singapore conducts oil spill exercise

Hazmatnation - Sat, 10/06/2018 - 05:18

  (Straits Times) More than 250 people from 26 agencies took part in a maritime exercise yesterday that included the staging of a mock collision with oil spill in the waters off Pulau Semakau. The exercise was to share best practices as well as test inter-agency responses and new technologies in combating oil spills, said ...

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Multiple tractor trailers snarl I-26 near Columbia

Hazmatnation - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 09:52

(WLTX) The crash occurred on I-26 east at mile marker 106 near St. Andrews Road. The interstate is currently closed on the east side from the scene of the crash until Piney Grove Road. Columbia, SC (WLTX) – Interstate 26 near Columbia is moving again after a crash involving multiple tractor trailers shut it down ...

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OSHA fines Husky refinery for outdated safety procedures and more

Hazmatnation - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 09:44

  (Star Tribune) The oil refinery explosion and fire that rocked Superior, Wis., in April could have been prevented if the plant’s equipment had been properly maintained, a federal investigation has found. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied an $83,150 fine for 13 violations including outdated safety procedures, failures to address certain hazards, and ...

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Cleaning fluid spill in Wake Forest

Hazmatnation - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 05:20

  WRAL WAKE FOREST, N.C. — A portion of Capital Boulevard is shut down in Wake Forest as authorities respond to a hazmat incident. Authorities said southbound lanes of Capital Boulevard remains between Purnell Road and St. Catherine’s Drive after a tractor-trailer began leaking an cleaning fluid at about 7:30 p.m. Northbound lanes of the ...

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Chemical tank blows top off, igniting fire in Delaware

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 08:12
were hospitalized for chemical exposure. Dierolf says employees instructed the firefighters that water wouldn’t react with the chemicals.
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No injuries in small wood shop fire at Nebraska prison

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 06:15
a chemical spill ignited a small fire in a closet at the state prison in Tecumseh. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that no one was injured
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Two hospitalized after white powder incident at Ted Cruz office

Hazmatnation - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 05:12

  (Weekly Standard) Staffers opened an envelope containing a white powdery substance. A hazardous materials response team was dispatched to Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign office in Houston on Tuesday morning to investigate a mailed envelope that contained a white powdery substance, the campaign confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Multiple fire trucks and at least ...

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Update: Hazmat Spill Cleared

Chemical Incidents in the News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 21:52
MENLO PARK (BCN) A hazardous materials incident reported in Menlo Park this morning has been cleared, according to Menlo Park fire and
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Ricin detected in parcels shipped to U.S Pentagon

Hazmatnation - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:55

The FBI, along with the DOD are reporting limited information about an early morning incident in that 2 mail parcels inbound to the US Pentagon’s Mail Reciving facility have been confirmed to contain Ricin, both of which were located this morning.   It has not been disclosed who they were shipped to, or the origin ...

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Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership – PART II

Hazmatnation - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 05:25

Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership – PART II Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership In our previous installment (PART I) of Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive we briefly discussed the dynamics and importance of shooting from a HazMat leadership perspective. Shooting (or in our case, HazMat Operations) can be difficult even during training. So consider ...

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Crews investigate leak from semi on I-70

Hazmatnation - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 05:10

    (WHIO) BUTLER TWP. — UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: Authorities are continuing their work to identify what chemicals are leaking from more than 100 containers aboard the trailer of a semitrailer now parked on the right shoulder of I-70 East, just east of I-75, in Butler Twp.   Brian Roweh, who said he was ...

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austintown OEPA cites Induction Iron Inc. for leak

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 23:59
Induction Iron Inc. of Florida for leaking 250 gallons of sodium hydroxide from its Hendricks Road foundry into Mill Creek MetroParks waters
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