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Meth lab causes fire in casino hotel room

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 17:31

HMN-A fire that broke out in an Atlantic City hotel room is being blamed on a meth lab that was set up inside. The resulting fire forced evacuations of 4 floors of the hotel. (App.com) ATLANTIC CITY – Police in New Jersey charged a man with setting up a methamphetamine lab that caused a fire ...

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Million gallon sewage spill in South East Texas town.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 22:00

HMN-A 36 inch sewage line burst has residents complaining about a smelly situation. (12 News) Quite a smelly situation in Port Arthur after a 36′ pipe break leads to a spill of about a million gallons of raw sewage. “It’s gross, a million gallons of sewage is just plain gross,” says Larry Carthon, who lives ...

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Coast Guard finishes cleanup of Astoria oil spill

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:37

HMN-Coast Guard units have finished cleanup of an oil spill in Astoria, OR that first surfaced in mid January. KATU reports that the booms left in place, are to catch any residual oil that may appear. ASTORIA, Ore. – Coast Guard crews are winding down efforts to clean up an oil spill in the Columbia ...

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One injured in Japanese chemical factory explosion

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 05:33

HMN-An explosion at a chemical handling factory set ablaze stored agricultural chemicals.  The Japan Times reports that one was injured in the blast. A man was seriously injured in Yokohama Monday when an explosion set off a fire at an agricultural chemicals factory, police said. The fire broke out at around 9 a.m. at a ...

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Industrial fire training helmet cam

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 13:30

 

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2 treated at Temecula restaurant for “unknown substance” exposure

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 08:52

HMN-Two people were treated at a restaurant in Temecula after an exposure to an “unknown substance”.  First on scene firefighters determined the substance may have caused the illness in the two patrons, and called for HAZMAT team assistance.  (Redlands Daily Facts) TEMECULA — Two people were taken to hospitals Friday night with minor injuries after ...

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10 million dollars worth of Fentanyl seized in NYC vehicle

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:38

HMN-Police in NYC seized a fentanyl supply with a street value of 10 million dollars from a cooler filled with fish.  NBC 4 reports that the amount is enough for 1 million lethal doses. One million lethal doses of fentanyl worth up to $10 million were found wrapped inside fish in the back of a ...

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Chemical plants placed near waterways may be bigger hazard than once thought

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:15

HMN-Placing large chemical processing facilities near waterways once was a normal practice for logistical reasons. Now, that may be more of a hazard than we once thought.  (Quartz Media) Chemical plants and sites of heavy industry are often located near coasts and waterways; they were originally placed to take advantage of the ease of shipping ...

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Elementary school evacuated for CO levels

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:43
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Lake Hopatcong diesel spill

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 05:28

HMN-Hazmat crews had to chop through ice to deploy more containment boom after an unknown amount of diesel fuel spilled into the lake. (NJ Herald) JEFFERSON — An unknown amount of diesel fuel began flowing into Lake Hopatcong on Sunday and state and Morris County hazmat crews were still on the scene Monday chopping through ...

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HAZMAT response before HAZWOPER

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 09:26

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