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I-40 in Oklahoma blocked after accident leads to propane truck fire

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:56

HMN-A vehicle accident lead to the closure of I-40 in Oklahoma as a truck carrying propane caught on fire.  Firefighter extinguished the nearby brush exposure while the propane was burned off. (OKCFOX) CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. (KOKH) — A propane truck fire sent one person to the hospital and blocked all lanes of I-40 in Canadian ...

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Fort Worth responds to diesel leak after semi fire.

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:45

HMN-(NBCDFW) Crews from Fort Worth Fire responded to a semi fire on highway 287, and found that close to 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilling in the ditch near the roadway. No injuries have been reported. The Fort Worth Police Department confirms that a semi truck is on fire and close to 100 gallons ...

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HAZMATTERS: Corpus Christi Fire Department

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:39

HAZMATTERS: Corpus Christi Fire Department Today, we would like to recognize the HAZMATTERS of the Corpus Christi Fire Department. These fulltime/cross staffed individuals hail from the County of Nueces in Southern Texas. The population served by this team is currently upwards of 320,000. Along with many municipal first in hazards, Corpus Christi is also home ...

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NJ woman rescued after falling into home septic tank.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:59

HMN-A NJ woman was rescued after falling through a rotting cover on her homes septic tank. These types of confined space, or “HAZMAT in a box” calls, can quickly turn deadly from gasses such as H2S, or 02 deficient atmospheres.  WJLA provides more. MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been rescued ...

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Fentanyl, along with other drugs, involved in Warwick HAZMAT situation

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:49

  HMN-Fentanyl, along with other drugs, found to be involved in a Warwick, RI HAZMAT situation. WPRI reports that the substances were found to have contributed to officers falling ill after checking in on a homeless camp. WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — The substance that contributed to Warwick police employees falling ill while checking on a ...

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CSB releases preliminary investigation findings on Arkema chemical plant fire

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:38

HMN-The CSB has released its preliminary findings on the Crosby, TX chemical plant fire that occurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey.  The plant manufactured many products including organic peroxides. Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list!

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HAZMAT Helmet cam

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:55

HMN-Recently, the YouTube user “Logan Stewart” uploaded a helmet cam video of a Hazmat response to a possible fire, with sulfur smell associated.  The video shows his crews response where as an assignment they are a standby line for the incident. Do you have any helmet cam videos from hazmat responses or training we should ...

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PPT research lab evacuated after chemical reaction causes high CO

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:50

  HMN-Firefighters evacuated employees after a call to PPT Research Inc.  While on scene, responders found high levels of CO and linked the readings to a chemical reaction gone amiss. Lehighvalleylive.com provides more. High levels of carbon monoxide that prompted the evacuation Tuesday of an Allentown business resulted from a chemical reaction, a city fire ...

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No injuries reported after fuel additive fire at Saskatoon chemical facility

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:22

HMN-No injuries have been reported after a fuel additive fire had emergency crews at the Akzo Nobel Chemical Plant in Saskatoon.  Security notified responders after flames were seen shooting out of a tanks vent stack. CBC has more details. Fire crews battled a potentially explosive fire at the Akzo Nobel Chemical Plant in Saskatoon this morning. ...

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Big Mac Vs Sulfuric Acid!

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:12

HMN-YouTubers “LETS MELT THIS” posted an intriguing video of what happens to a Big Mac when soaked in Sulfuric Acid.  Somehow I don’t think the 3 second rule applies to this? Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list!

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Oil pipeline blast linked to Iranian terrorism

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:59

HMN-Bahrain is calling the blast at one of their oil pipelines “terrorism” according to Reuters.  Authorities are saying the pipeline fire has been brought under control at this time. KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by “terrorist” sabotage, linking ...

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Disneyland shuts down cooling towers after Legionnaires’ disease cases

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 22:11

HMN-Cooling towers have been a known source for Legionella for some time now.  Recently, Disneyland in Anaheim shut down two of their cooling towers due to high Legionelle levels, and recent cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the area. ABC 7 provides more. ANAHEIM, Calif. — Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who ...

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HAZMATTERS: City of Calgary

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:22

HAZMATTERS: City of Calgary   Today we are recognizing the HAZMATTERS from the City of Calgary. These responders answer to local, and regional calls in the Alberta Province of Canada.  The City of Calgary responders protect a population of 1.4 million on a full time basis. While cross staffed to other apparatus, the crews still ...

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7 taken to hospital after industrial incident

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 23:20

HMN-Firefighters say a canister leaking an unidentified gas caused 7 people to be taken to the hospital.  Fox Carolina mentions that the incident occurred at Pratt Industries. DUNCAN, SC (FOX Carolina) – Firefighters said seven people were taken to the hospital via ambulance after a hazmat situation Thursday morning at a large industrial facility in ...

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Dispersant used in BP oil spill said to be linked to “Fast-Developing symptoms”

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:25

HMN-Dispersants are commonly used in oil spill incidents to help break up larger clumps into smaller pieces.  During the BP “Deepwater Horizon” incident, the dispersant Corexit was used.  Research is now showing that Corexit is being linked to symptoms such as wheezing, rashes, and burning eyes according to Science Line. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Turnarounds and Outages

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 01:01

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Turnarounds and Outages Some of the most stressful times in a refinery or process area, are the intense workloads and dangerous conditions of outages and turnarounds. For those not in the industry, a “Turnaround”, or “Outage”, is a period of time where a process is shut down, de-inventoried, and overhauled for another ...

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I-84 closed due to tetramethylammonium hydroxide spill

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 21:34

  HMN-I-84 in Oregon was closed after a spill of tetramethylammonium hydroxide coated the icy roadway.  (KTVZ) MEACHAM, Ore. – A truck hauling a corrosive chemical crashed and overturned on icy Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon early Monday, causing the trailer to rupture and prompting an isolation area and lengthy closure of the freeway, Oregon State ...

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Truck carrying one million bees crashes in Northern California

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:16

HMN-Around one million bees were killed by authorities with a soapy water mixture, after an 18 wheeler carrying them crashed off of I-80.  The driver sustained minor injuries. LA times has more. About 1 million bees have been killed after a truck carrying their hives crashed in Northern California. Authorities say the big rig swerved ...

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“Smoke Showing” turns to HAZMAT call

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:03

HMN-Firefighters in Conway, South Carolina initially responded to a “smoke showing” call at a Sunhouse gas station.  Once on scene they quickly realized they had patients, and a Hazmat scene. (WPDE) Conway, S.C. (WPDE) — Crews with Horry County Fire Rescue and Conway Fire treated several patients after a Friday morning call about a fire ...

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