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Iceland oil spill caused by failed meter

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 07:14

HMN-Around 1,500 liters entered the ocean. (Iceland review) Clean up of an oil spill which occurred yesterday evening in Fáskrúðsfjörður, East Iceland, has gone well, RÚV reports. An employee of Skeljungur was pumping oil onto a ship in Fáskrúðsfjörður fjord around 6.00pm yesterday when he noticed an unusually strong smell of oil. According to Skeljungur, ...

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No injuries reported after pool chemical explosion

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 08:48

HMN-No injuries were reported after chemicals that were being mixed exploded at a Massachusetts residence. (NECN) No one was injured Saturday night when mixed pool chemicals exploded at a home on Glen Street in Whitman, Massachusetts. the incident occurred at the home just off of Route 18. The people inside of the home had been ...

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Lightning strikes oil tank in St. Martin Parish

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:19

HMN-More action in Louisiana this after noon as lightning strikes a tank battery in St. Martin Parish. (KATC) Crews are on the scene of an oil tank fire in St. Martin Parish on Breaux Bridge Highway. According to firefighters, lightning hit an old oil tank causing it to catch. The fire is still burning and ...

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Ethylene dichloride Leak shuts down Louisiana interstate

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:40

(KATC) UPDATE: Louisiana State Police have released the name of the hazardous material leaking from an overturned 18-wheeler that shut down Interstate 10 in both directions Friday morning. Police say the truck carrying Ethylene dichloride (1, 2-trichloroethane) overturned at mile marker 117 before Henderson around 7:30 a.m. The chemical is highly toxic and flammable. I-10 ...

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Camden police seize 550 pounds of marijuana from rail tanker

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 05:17

(Magnolia Banner) The Camden Police Department this week confiscated approximately 550 pounds of illegal marijuana from a rail car fuel tanker as it sat on a local track. The street value of the seizure, authorities say, is estimated at $500,000. According to a Monday statement from the local police department, law enforcement officials were first ...

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Woman questioned after bringing lye through Orlando airport

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:39

(Orlando Sentinel)   The FBI questioned a woman on Tuesday who tried to bring hazardous cleaning materials through airport security and left a bag behind in a bathroom at Orlando International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The woman, who was scheduled to fly to Los Angeles International Airport, was not allowed to board ...

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Possible leak from tanker in Florida on I-75

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:03

HMN-Authorities have a stretch of I-75 shut down while hazmat crews investigate a tanker with a placard labeled 1866.  (MySuncoast) CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) – Charlotte County officials are warning drivers that I-75 Northbound lanes are closed at Oilwell Road by Mile Marker 154. The highway has been closed since just after 9am. After about ...

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Radiation scare from N.C. Garbage truck

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:54

HMN-HAZMAT was called in North Carolina after a garbage truck set off radiation sensors.  (WBTV) Hazmat crews were called out Monday after a garbage truck in Concord set off radiation sensors. The incident happened just before 12:30 p.m. on the 5100 block of Morehead Road near the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Officials said the residential garbage ...

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Radium 226 discovered in Goodwill warehouse

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 23:14

HMN-The radioactive material poses its most serious threat when ingested or inhaled. (KomoNews) SEATTLE – A hazardous materials team is responding after a radioactive material was found inside the Goodwill warehouse in Seattle. Officials later said there does not appear to be any risk to the public. Emergency officials said the hazardous material was determined ...

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Patient deconned at hospital helipad

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:56

(AL.com) Hazmat crews responded to the helipad at UAB Hospital Thursday night after crews transporting a patient injured in a explosion had a reaction to a substance on the patient, officials said. The patient was “decontaminated” upon arrival at the hospital, UAB spokesperson Tyler Greer told AL.com in an email. Hospital officials said they did ...

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Man pulled from tunnel under home in OKC

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 06:32

(OKC Fox) A man was found unconscious in a tunnel underneath an Oklahoma City home and a bomb squad was forced to detonate a suspicious device as investigators looked into a fire Tuesday. The Oklahoma City Fire Department reports that at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday they were called to a fire at a home in the ...

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How prepared are your area hospitals for a HAZMAT situation?

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:49

HMN-A Toledo hospital has been training to be ready for any hazmat situation that’s comes its way.  After 2 recent patients, the hospital thinks it is time to train for more.  (Toledo Blade) When exposure to potentially dangerous substances twice sent multiple people to the hospital in a span of a week, the staff at ...

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Viral tanker explosion footage from Italy

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:13

HMN-A recent viral video from Italy shows just how quickly a HAZMAT transportation incident can occur. HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in HazMat and Confined Space realized that ‘tapping the student on the shoulder’ was NOT effective training. This system uses NO hazardous materials and ...

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Ammonia leak at Detroit factory

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:59

(Fox 2) DETROIT (WJBK) – A factory in Detroit was evacuated Monday morning after a pipe burst, leaking ammonia into the air. We’re told three people had to be hospitalized, including two Detroit police officers and a 57-year-old male employee. All are expected to be okay. An official with the Detroit Fire Department tells us an ...

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Barrels containing radioactive liquid found near mobile home park

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 06:33

HMN-Nearby residents were evacuated as nearby crews cleaned up barrels of a radioactive metallic liquid.  The barrels were found in an abandoned building in Bellflower. (CBS) BELLFLOWER (CBSLA) – Hazmat crews cleaned up barrels containing a radioactive metallic chemical liquid found in an abandoned building in Bellflower earlier this week, forcing nearby residents to evacuate. ...

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Firefighters arrive to spent motor oil blaze just in time.

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 08:01

HMN-New Waverly firefighters arrived on scene in just enough time to see the relief valves start to spew during a fire that involved a spent motor oil carrying tanker.  The firefighters swift intervention prevented a much larger incident.  (ItemOnline) New Waverly firefighters helped thwart a potentially dangerous situation with a quick response time Tuesday. Members ...

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6 firefighters hospitalized after chemical fire in Huntsville

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:35

HMN-6 firefighters were hospitalized after a chemical fire at a Huntsville metal plating business.     Air monitoring was performed and officials do not believe fumes affected anyone in the area.(Waaytv) A total of 8 people were taken to the hospital because of a chemical fire at a metal plating business in Huntsville. It happened on ...

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5 TPD officers hospitalized after hazmat call

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 05:18

HMN-5 Toledo Police officers were hospitalized after a hazmat situation Tuesday night.  The officers were treated on scene before being transported. (Toledo Blade) Toledo police confirm at least five officers were treated at a hazmat situation late Tuesday night in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue, according to WTVG, Channel 13. A Toledo Fire and ...

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Airliner diverted for due to unusual odor on board

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 05:37

HMN-A Spirit airlines flight bound for Fort Lauderdale was forced to make an emergency landing in Myrtle Beach after passengers became sick from an odor on board. The smell of “dirty socks” was cited as many were treated for different symptoms after landing. (Fox) Several passengers on a Spirit Airlines flight from New York to ...

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Pipeline flare collapse in Plaquemine Louisiana

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 15:28

HMN-A flare collapse on a Louisiana pipeline had fire and possibly fuel spreading across the ground on site. (WAFB) PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) – Authorities in Plaquemine responded to a fire on Sunday caused by a flare tower that collapsed at a pipeline plant. The Plaquemine Fire Department said the fire started at the Boardwalk plant at ...

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