HAZMAT

Fire reported in large oil tank inside Dayton Cargill facility

Chemical Incidents in the News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 09:20
. Initial reports indicate the fire is contained to a 210 gallon oil tank that is believed to be mostly empty. Firefighters are reportedly
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Explosion at Panda Express

Hazmatnation - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:28

KAILUA-KONA — A Panda Express employee was taken to the hospital for burn injuries after a suspected gas explosion around lunchtime Monday at Kona Commons. Several businesses in the Kona Commons area were evacuated because of the explosion. Employees and business patrons were waiting in the parking lot as they watched personnel from the Hawaii ...

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HAZMAT team shuts down polling place

Hazmatnation - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 06:17

(Boston Herald) A suspicious white powder found amid a stack of absentee ballots temporarily closed a Boston polling place yesterday, officials say. As thousands of voters flocked to 735 Shawmut Ave. to cast their ballots, Stephanie Thomas, a clerk, saw the white substance amid the ballots. “As we were going through absentee ballots, I observed ...

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Cleveland Fire responds to fuel spill at airport.

Hazmatnation - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:32

(News 5) CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Fire Department and HAZMAT crews responded to a fuel spill at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, fire officials confirmed Tuesday morning. Fire officials originally said 10,000 gallons of fuel spilled behind the maintenance facility that is behind United Airlines. As of 7 a.m., fire officials said the spill is now estimated at ...

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Valero Reports Leak, Emissions at Three Rivers Refinery in Texas

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:32
leak and gas emissions at its Three Rivers refinery in south Texas. In a statement on the website of the Texas Commission on Environmental
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BP says wastewater spill into Animas River contained

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:24
of brine and salt, as well as hydrocarbons, such as methane and benzene that can carry negative environmental and health impacts. Lozano,
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Torrance refinery flares after valve malfunction at facility

Hazmatnation - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:46

(Daily Breeze) A large column of fire that shot up into the sky in Torrance on Saturday evening was caused by the malfunctioning of a valve at the Torrance Refinery, a refinery spokeswoman said on Sunday, Nov 4. A Torrance Fire Department official initially told a reporter the incident was caused by a power outage ...

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Downtown Montgomery building evacuated due to unknown substance

Hazmatnation - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:41

(Montgomery Advertiser) A Montgomery Fire/Rescue hazmat team was called to the Montgomery County Corrections office Monday morning after someone left a bag of a powdered substance in the building. Emergency personnel responded to Adams Avenue Monday morning on a call of a “suspicious white [powdery] substance,” according to a statement provide by MFR Lt. Jason ...

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Weekend fire breaks out at ADM elevator

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 08:59
DECATUR, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Firefighters responded to a dust explosion and fire at Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s North American headquarters
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One Metra worker killed, another injured in trackwork explosion

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 07:16
CHICAGO — One Metra worker was killed and another seriously injured in an explosion during track maintenance work on Saturday. The accident
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Flare shoots into the sky after malfunctioning valve at Torrance Refinery

Chemical Incidents in the News - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 04:39
to a power failure and leak are also incorrect.” Torrance Fire Department officials responded to a call from the refinery at 5:49 p.m. A
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Amazon Corporation Building Collapse kills 2, HAZ-MAT responds.

Hazmatnation - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 20:57

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people were killed when part of an Amazon distribution warehouse collapsed amid severe weather, a spokeswoman for the retail giant said Saturday. The men worked for an outside company and not Amazon, spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said. No one else was injured when severe storms with strong winds tore through Maryland Friday ...

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Chemical spill in FAMU’s science lab

Chemical Incidents in the News - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 14:32
A chemical spill occurred Tuesday, Oct. 23 in a science lab on Florida A&M University’s campus. No injuries were reported and no hazardous
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Fire at Bridgeton Landfill extinguished

Chemical Incidents in the News - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 11:49
appears at the time, from my belief, it was a gas-fed fire from the gases generated from the landfill underneath," said LaVancy. READ:EPA
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Police ID substance in Manistee chemical suicide

Hazmatnation - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 08:44

  (Pioneer Group) MANISTEE — Police identified the hazardous chemical found during a death investigation at First Street Beach over the weekend. Authorities were called to First Street Beach around 9 a.m on Sunday, when a couple found a man lying unresponsive on a cot, near the water’s edge. Tim Kozal, Manistee director of public ...

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OSHA cites Alabama business for allowing workers in explosive confined spaces

Hazmatnation - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 08:36

(OSHA.gov) CHUNCHULA, AL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited American Remediation and Environmental Inc. for confined space, fire, and explosion hazards. The Chunchula, Alabama, tank cleaning company faces $171,281 in penalties. OSHA inspectors determined that the company allowed employees to enter a tank without testing for atmospheric ...

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Crews responding to large junk yard fire in Sissonville

Chemical Incidents in the News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 20:07
on the property, as well as other potentially-hazardous materials. At this time, no injuries have been reported. Eyewitness News has a
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1 killed in explosion at Wyoming oil processing site

Chemical Incidents in the News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:49
the site were not hurt. The Campbell County Fire Department says the explosion caused a fire that engulfed 10 large oil tanks, two passenger
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Contractor: Release of material, not explosion or fire, led to 3 injuries - Delaware Business Now

Chemical Incidents in the News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 16:55
responders to the job site.” Refinery spokesperson Lisa J. Lindsey also stated no explosion, fire or operating event was associated with
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Dust explosion leads to fire at Lynchburg business, no one injured

Chemical Incidents in the News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:21
Azdel, welding a new rod, when the welding arc set off a dust explosion fire in the roof system in the insulation, activating the sprinkler
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