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Graniteville 14 Years Later: Lessons Learned, And Lives Remembered

Hazmatnation - Sun, 01/06/2019 - 10:28

  On the early morning hours of January 6th, 2005 the lives of thousands would change forever. With  hundreds hospitalized, thousands evacuated from their homes, 9 people died as a result of the accident.   There have been many learning lessons since the disaster from better understanding the incident management system, to resource ordering, accountability ...

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HAZMAT scare disrupts Washington hospital

Hazmatnation - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 07:32

  (Beckers Hospital Review) Authorities are investigating a hazardous materials incident at Olympia, Wash.-based Providence St. Peter Hospital Jan. 2 that prompted the hospital to divert patients from the emergency room, according to The Olympian. An 18-year-old man triggered the hazardous materials response after he told officials he bought an ingredient online to make the ...

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Gas Main, Street Collapse Reported

Hazmatnation - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 15:06

nbcnewyork.com     Utilities, FDNY Units are Responding to a reported street collapse and water main leak after a line was struck.   Con Edison and FDNY crews are responding to a report of a water main pipe rupture and street collapse in Queens after a gas main was struck, according to the FDNY. The gas issue ...

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6 dead after fuel spill sparks massive fire on Florida interstate

Hazmatnation - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 17:32

(KALB) GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Highway officials say six people have died after a crash and diesel fuel spill sparked a massive fire on a Florida interstate. The Florida Highway Patrol says two tractor-trailer rigs and two passenger vehicle were involved in Thursday’s wreck on Interstate 75 about a mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Alachua, ...

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Carbon Monoxide Leaks Results In Evacuations, Sends 5 To Hospital

Hazmatnation - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 19:26

cnycentral.com A Carbon Monoxide Leak at a hotel in Syracuse, NY resulted in an evacuation Tuesday, sending 5 patients to the hospital for evaluation. SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Carbon monoxide was detected in a Syracuse hotel Tuesday morning that prompted evacuations and sent a few people to the hospital. According to Syracuse Deputy Fire Chief Barry Lasky, who ...

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Chemical fire at Orange car wash supply company

Hazmatnation - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 12:49

(NBC) Bridge City Fire Department, Pinehurst Fire Department, Orange County ESD #1, 2, 3 and 4 all responded to the scene. No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire as of Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, Orange County ESD #2 said. The cause of the fire remains undetermined. ORANGE — Highway 62 was ...

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4 dead in apparent gas explosion in Russia

Hazmatnation - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 22:47

(ABC) Hundreds of rescue workers raced bitterly cold weather in Russia’s Ural Mountains region Monday as they searched for survivors in the hulking concrete blocks from a partially collapsed apartment building where at least four people died. The nation’s top investigative agency, the Investigative Committee, said an explosion triggered by a gas leak apparently caused ...

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All-Clear given after suspicious package found outside Virginia building

Hazmatnation - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 17:01

(NBC 12) HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – Henrico police, fire and Hazmat crews investigated a suspicious package Monday morning just after 8 a.m. at the Anthem building on Staples Mill Road. Police say a witness saw someone on the grounds wearing a backpack – that same backpack was found unattended later. A bomb squad was deployed ...

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Early Morning Fluorine Gas Leak Prompts Shelter In Place Order, Decontamination Underway

Hazmatnation - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 08:57

TheInquirer.com   An early morning release of Flourine Gas at an industrial site in Pennsylvania has prompted an evacuation order from emergency officials. A gas leak at a Plumsteadville, Bucks County, plant has prompted officials to tell residents within a half-mile of the facility to shelter in place.  Initial reports indicated the gas was fluorine ...

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Acid found inside vehicle left in Chester County tow yard

Hazmatnation - Sun, 12/30/2018 - 16:54

  (ABC) COATESVILLE, Pa. (WPVI) — Hazmat crews and first responders were called to an incident at a Chester County tow yard early this morning. A car had been taken to the Fling’s Towing on Hurley Road in Coatesville after it was involved in an earlier accident. A gallon of muriatic acid had been left ...

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CSX Train Derailment Results in Haz-Mat Release; 4 Cars Involved

Hazmatnation - Sun, 12/30/2018 - 15:44

  WLOS13   A train derailment Sunday morning resulted in partial road closers, after “multiple haz-mat cars” derailed down a hill carrying Ammonium Nitrate. MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — On Sunday, the NC DOT reports that the unpaved section of S.R.- 1566/Peppers Creek Road is closed due to a train derailment that occurred around 11 a.m. The ...

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No Turkey Here: Thanksgiving Day Garage Explosion Incident Determined to be Clandestine THC Butane Extraction Operation

Hazmatnation - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 14:43

Fox2   A residential garage explosion around thanksgiving day determined to be a clandestine THC extraction operation, not a turkey frying incident.  Neighbors reported feeling the explosion indoors. BERKLEY, Mich. (FOX 2) – A garage explodes in Berkley – and a month later police revealed the explosion wasn’t a turkey frying accident. Several garages and homes ...

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Kromek Secures Contract to Create Vehicle Mounted Biological Weapon Detection Equipment

Hazmatnation - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 14:05

ChronicleLive Radiation detection pioneer Kromek is developing a piece of tech to protect the public against biological attacks as part of a new US contract.   The Sedgefield firm is already working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), which is part of the US Department of Defense, to supply handheld ‘dirty bomb’ detectors. ...

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Wichita Falls FD crews hindered during severe weather

Hazmatnation - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 10:14

  (News Channel 6) WICHITA FALLS, TX (RNN Texoma) – The wet weather on Wednesday caused slick roads and several crashes across Texoma. Wichita Falls fire fighters said one of those wrecks led to a spill after a semi-trailer jack knifed on Huntington Lane off of Highway 287. The semi began to spill diesel fuel ...

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Post Raid Investigation Results in Local, State, Federal Law Enforcement, County & 914th Mission Support Group Haz-Mat Response

Hazmatnation - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 08:22

WIVB.Com   Investigators following up on an investigation after a raid at a New York residence resulted in a large hazardous materials team response from various agencies after officers became ill when making entry into the residence. The residence was raided Dec. 14 and its occupant, Jeffrey Richards, 28, was charged with possession drugs and firearms, ...

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Explosion at High School Leaves 2 Injured, 1 Listed as “Critical, Serious Burns”

Hazmatnation - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 18:02

CBS4Indy.com   Carmel Fire Department is Responding to a report of an explosion with multiple calls, reporting an explosion in a room in the school, leaving 2 subjects injured, 1 listed as critically burned. CARMEL, Ind. – At least two people have been injured in an explosion at Carmel High School. Crews were called to the ...

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Maryland Suicide Attempt Results in Bomb Squad, Haz-Mat Response

Hazmatnation - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 09:14

  TheBaltimoreSun.Com Baltimore County Fire and Police units responded to a reported Suicide on Monday, after a male subject was found in a vehicle, triggering bomb squad response for possible explosives. One man was found unresponsive in a car near a business park on N. Park Drive, said Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson. The ...

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Bomb squad dispatched to HAZMAT incident in Gaston

Hazmatnation - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 11:14

(KGW.com) One man was taken to the hospital in a hazmat situation at the Riverside Apartments in Gaston, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office. Nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution, the sheriff’s office said in a series of tweets. There was a strong chemical smell at the apartments. The man, 55, was spotted ...

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