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Explosion, Fire At Valero Texas City Refinery

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 23:16
is a light hydrocarbon unit, according to court clerk Tammy Odom. While the Fire continues to burn as of 7pm ET, no injuries or fatalities
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Two dozen sickened, some vomiting, in apparent chemical leak at Milwaukee business

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:08
had been evacuated by the time crews arrived with ambulances. The fumes dissipated and their source not determined as of 1 p.m. No toxic
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Hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide leak reported at refinery - Delaware Business Now

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:26
of hydrogen sulfideand sulfur dioxide. The release was reported at2:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The chemicals are considered to be hazardous by
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Colorado Springs Airport reopens a day after fire damaged terminal

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:47
the building's west side while nearby propane tanks fueled the flames. The tanks were used in hand-held propane torches to heat tar as part
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Terrell County schools closed Thursday due to Tyson plant fire

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:08
WALB that it was an ammonia fire and that police were moved further from the scene because of the dangerous chemicals. The fire started
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Charles Co. firefighters working on tricky underground plant fire

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:57
worker at the GENON Coal Facility located in the 12600 block of Crain Highway, reported the fire in an underground coal hopper train car
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Fire destroys structures in Wadena

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:01
was inside and only minor injuries were reported. The fire is believed to have started from a malfunctioning propane heater. The buildings
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Butane tank leak prompts brief evacuation at Cox High School

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:13
BEACH, Va. – Students and staff were evacuated from Cox High School on Tuesday morning due to a gas leak. Fire crews arrived shortly after
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Lab building evacuated Monday as hazmat crews remediate bulging drum

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:40
after 17 years Los Alamos Laboratory partially evacuated workers from the Sigma Building around Monday as hazmat workers responded to the
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Gas Related Fire Seriously Injuries Arlington Firefighter

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 05:12
. The gas line was damaged when workers were clearing asphalt. The fire started as excess water was being pumped out to fix the gas line.
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Chemical spill reported in Kanawha County

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 18:01
immediately stopped. No one was hurt. Investigators checked around the area around the plant, ran testing and say the chemical didn't make
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Eastern Aluminum Supply Fire

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 07:04
Fire destroys a Goldsboro business. Eastern Aluminum Supply Co. went up in flames Friday afternoon. The Goldsboro Fire Department and other
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Crews battle wind, fire at Phoenix transmission shop

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:32
separate portions of this back lot. We've got cars, scrap metals, flammable liquids.. it's just one of those fires that every time you turn
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Firefighters have fire contained at ethanol facility

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:43
from Marysville and Kimball Township are at a fire inside the Marysville Ethanol facility on Busha Highway. Marysville Fire Capt. Ben
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Three injured in explosion at 3M

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:32
cleared to work with the injured upon arrival. Three people were hurt — two with minor injuries, one with serious injuries. At least one
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Chemical Leak Injures Water Workers

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 03:43
Two water plant employees sustained injuries last week due to a chemical leak. After firefighters responded to the incident at Middletown
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Explosion in southwestern Idaho leaves 4 with minor injuries

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 17:15
have asked the public to avoid the area due to a possible hazardous material situation, and the Boise Police Department Bomb Squad has
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Fire Breaks Out at Houston Chemical Plant

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:19
and hydrocarbons, which is a petroleum product, company officials said. The all clear alarm sounded at 8:40 p.m. There were no injuries in
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Fire at Rich Earth Institute

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 20:21
Earth Institute, an organization that studies urine's benefit as a fertilizer, had a basement fire. Brattleboro Fire Chief Michael Bucossi
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Crews working hazmat situation near La Junta water treatment plant

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:12
LA JUNTA, Colo. - The Colorado State Patrol Hazardous Materials team is working an incident at the La Junta water treatment plant, and part
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