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Madigan staff prepares for patient decon

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:29

(ARMY) JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — If there’s an accident involving a fuel truck on Interstate 5, first responders would perform a rudimentary decontamination of anyone involved. Then, for those needing to be seen as patients at Madigan Army Medical Center or requiring a more thorough cleaning, the patient decontamination team from Madigan would be ...

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Old medicine causes HAZMAT scare at Girl Scout building

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 05:20

  (WISN) The hazmat team was called Wednesday afternoon to the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast Marion Chester Read Service and Resource Center at 69th and O’Connor streets. The Milwaukee Fire Department told WISN 12 News that a bunch of medical supplies were donated to the Girl Scouts that contained an old medical kit with ...

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HazSim eXp launch at HotZone 2018

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:39

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One dead after Bosnian refinery blast

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:09

  (StraitsTimes) BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (REUTERS) – T he powerful blast that rocked Bosnia’s Brod oil refinery late on Tuesday (Oct 9) has left one worker dead, officials said as they raised the figure for the number injured to nine. Firefighters put down the blaze at the plant’s oil and gas processing unit shortly after ...

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Officials investigate industrial fire at Louisiana facility

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 04:48

(WAFB) BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Officials with the Westlake Chemical plant in Plaquemine confirmed an early morning fire at the facility. A spokesman with the plant said the fire started in the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit around 4:15 a.m. He said the unit was shut down and the fire was isolated to that ...

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5 assessed after Virginia church incident

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 05:24

(WJLA) Five people were assessed, including two who were transported, after a hazmat incident Monday morning at Kaiser Permanente in Falls Church. The Arlington County Fire Department responded to the incident in the 200 block of North Washington Street in the city of Falls Church around 10:30 a.m. Officials said odor due to adhesive being ...

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Substance in Ohio creek identified by HAZMAT

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 05:16

  (WYTV) CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Monday a suspicious substance was found in a creek near Canfield High School. Hazmat arrived on scene to find a white substance in the creek. Hazmat tested the water and said it is diluted acid and is no environmental threat or safety hazard at this time. The deputy chief ...

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Refinery explosion in New Brunswick

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:35

    (CBC) Irving Oil says a “major incident” has occurred at its Saint John refinery, after reports of an explosion and fire on Monday morning. Saint John police said they are responding to an incident that broke out around 10 a.m. AT. at the refinery, and are asking residents to avoid the area altogether. Nearby streets ...

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HAZMAT called to Grapevine church after sticky money incident

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 05:12

  (Dallas News) One person who handled cash donations to a Grapevine church reported feeling ill after handling the money Sunday afternoon. The Grapevine Fire Department was called about 3:45 p.m. to Fellowship Church in the 2400 block of North State Highway 121 where two people had been counting offering money in a room, fire Chief ...

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At least 50 dead after Congo tanker truck fire

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 05:11

(Detroit News) Kinshasa, Congo – At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said Saturday. Faced with one of the country’s deadliest traffic accidents, President ...

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Singapore conducts oil spill exercise

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 05:18

  (Straits Times) More than 250 people from 26 agencies took part in a maritime exercise yesterday that included the staging of a mock collision with oil spill in the waters off Pulau Semakau. The exercise was to share best practices as well as test inter-agency responses and new technologies in combating oil spills, said ...

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Multiple tractor trailers snarl I-26 near Columbia

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 09:52

(WLTX) The crash occurred on I-26 east at mile marker 106 near St. Andrews Road. The interstate is currently closed on the east side from the scene of the crash until Piney Grove Road. Columbia, SC (WLTX) – Interstate 26 near Columbia is moving again after a crash involving multiple tractor trailers shut it down ...

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OSHA fines Husky refinery for outdated safety procedures and more

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 09:44

  (Star Tribune) The oil refinery explosion and fire that rocked Superior, Wis., in April could have been prevented if the plant’s equipment had been properly maintained, a federal investigation has found. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied an $83,150 fine for 13 violations including outdated safety procedures, failures to address certain hazards, and ...

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Cleaning fluid spill in Wake Forest

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 05:20

  WRAL WAKE FOREST, N.C. — A portion of Capital Boulevard is shut down in Wake Forest as authorities respond to a hazmat incident. Authorities said southbound lanes of Capital Boulevard remains between Purnell Road and St. Catherine’s Drive after a tractor-trailer began leaking an cleaning fluid at about 7:30 p.m. Northbound lanes of the ...

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Two hospitalized after white powder incident at Ted Cruz office

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 05:12

  (Weekly Standard) Staffers opened an envelope containing a white powdery substance. A hazardous materials response team was dispatched to Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign office in Houston on Tuesday morning to investigate a mailed envelope that contained a white powdery substance, the campaign confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Multiple fire trucks and at least ...

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Ricin detected in parcels shipped to U.S Pentagon

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:55

The FBI, along with the DOD are reporting limited information about an early morning incident in that 2 mail parcels inbound to the US Pentagon’s Mail Reciving facility have been confirmed to contain Ricin, both of which were located this morning.   It has not been disclosed who they were shipped to, or the origin ...

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Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership – PART II

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 05:25

Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership – PART II Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership In our previous installment (PART I) of Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive we briefly discussed the dynamics and importance of shooting from a HazMat leadership perspective. Shooting (or in our case, HazMat Operations) can be difficult even during training. So consider ...

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Crews investigate leak from semi on I-70

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 05:10

    (WHIO) BUTLER TWP. — UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: Authorities are continuing their work to identify what chemicals are leaking from more than 100 containers aboard the trailer of a semitrailer now parked on the right shoulder of I-70 East, just east of I-75, in Butler Twp.   Brian Roweh, who said he was ...

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Tankers full of hot tar separate from truck

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 20:03

  (CTV News) A tanker truck lost its load on the ramp connecting Anthony Henday Drive and Calgary Trail Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the scene early in the afternoon. “We arrived to a tanker truck which had rolled down the hill about halfway, and lost about half of its load,” Captain Pete Denbesten ...

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HAZMAT situation shuts down highway 61 in Missouri

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 17:46

(FOX) PIKE COUNTY, Mo. – The Eolia Community Fire Protection District reports a major hazmat situation on Highway 61. A tractor trailer carrying hazardous material overturned in the northbound lanes and they want to advise motorists to avoid the area. The highway is shut down north of Troy, Mo., between Eolia, Mo. and Bowling Green, Mo. ...

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