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I-495 shut down due to HAZMAT involved fire

Hazmatnation - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:16

  HMN-I-495 was shut down after a tractor trailer carrying a mixed load, was found to be ablaze.  WCVB reports that the blaze burned for hours, and the trailer was carrying both liquid and solid materials. ANDOVER, Mass. — Interstate 495’s northbound section is expected to be closed through the evening commute to due an ...

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Former MLB pitcher, and father, dead from CO poisoning

Hazmatnation - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 03:45

  HMN-Two men are dead after being found in their lawn care van, overcome by CO.  When the sheriffs officer opened the door to the vehicle, he was also overcome with CO, and eventually transported to a hospital.  One man, Ross Powell, who had left a career in baseball that included stints in the majors, ...

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Tehran Oil Refinery Fire Kills 6

Hazmatnation - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 17:43

HMN-Leaking oil materials ignited in flames during maintenance of a processing unit at a Tehran Oil Refinery.  The fire killed 6 and injured 2 according to TasnimNews. TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A fire that broke at Tehran’s oil refinery killed six people and injured two on Friday, the governor of Rey district south of Tehran said. ...

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HAZMAT called to death investigation near Indy

Hazmatnation - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 23:23

HMN-WISH reports that a Hazardous Materials team was called out Saturday morning to a death investigation, where officers discovered a suspicious substance.  One IMPD officer was taken to the hospital as a precaution after the substance was found. INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A hazardous materials team was called out to a Saturday morning death investigation after ...

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HAZMATTERS: Cuerpo de Bomberos DM Quito

Hazmatnation - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 23:21

We would like to recognize the Cuerpo de Bomberos DM Quito as today’s HAZMATTERS. While cross staffed to other apparatus, these HAZMATTERS are ready 24 hours a day to protect the city of Quito, Pichincha in Ecuador. With a full staff of 30, 6 responders per shift protect a population of approximately 2 million!  Some ...

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County HAZMAT drill includes local hospital

Hazmatnation - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:28

HMN-Multi agency drills are a great way to strengthen the bonds of local responders. But often do we include our local healthcare providers? From hospitals to ambulance services, HAZMAT doesn’t end with the engines.  Wilcoxrangenews provides more. In the scenario, a white powder, later identified in the drill as ricin, had been thrown at movie ...

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Emergency response tattoos

Hazmatnation - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 06:45

  HMN- Hey guys! A few weeks back we asked you to show us your emergency response related tattoos. Here’s just a small selection of what we received! Thanks for the submissions!   Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in ...

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Two found dead in Collin County from apparent chemical exposure

Hazmatnation - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 07:54

According to FoxNew4.com: LUCAS, Texas – Two men were found dead in a van in Collin County from an apparent chemical exposure. Residents in the city of Lucas reported a lawn service cargo van around 4 p.m. Wednesday. The responding Collin County sheriff’s deputy opened the door to the van and discovered the bodies before he ...

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Fire Forces Evacuation of Unilever Ice Cream Plant

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:43
site posed a risk, but the chemical remained safe during the incident. “We can confirm everyone is safe and evacuated. We are looking into
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Worker exposed to uranyl nitrate at nuclear site

Hazmatnation - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 00:33

  HMN-A worker was sprayed with a chemical harsh enough to cause chemical burns at a nuclear facility.  Uranyl Nitrate, which is used to make uranium dioxide, had to be removed in an emergency shower.  Thestate provides more. A solution toxic enough to cause chemical burns sprayed a worker at a S.C. nuclear-fuel factory last ...

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Liquid hydrogen leaks after truck hits pole in parking lot

Hazmatnation - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 17:57

HMN-Fire crews respond to a liquid hydrogen leak after a truck runs in a pole in a store parking lot. USNews reports that the store was evacuated as a precaution. NIAGARA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say hazardous materials crews remain at the scene of an accident where a tanker truck started leaking liquid hydrogen after hitting ...

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