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Update: Hazmat Spill Cleared

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 21:52
MENLO PARK (BCN) A hazardous materials incident reported in Menlo Park this morning has been cleared, according to Menlo Park fire and
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austintown OEPA cites Induction Iron Inc. for leak

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 23:59
Induction Iron Inc. of Florida for leaking 250 gallons of sodium hydroxide from its Hendricks Road foundry into Mill Creek MetroParks waters
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Cloverdale Foods Company Resolves Clean Air Act Chemical Risk Management Violations at Mandan, North Dakota Facility

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 20:49
part of EPA’s National Compliance Initiative to reduce risks from chemical accidents, and addresses compliance within an industrial sector (
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HazMat Crew Called to IA Chem Spill

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 16:40
Hazardous material crews are cleaning up after hundreds of gallons of liquid chlorine spilled into a water holding facility at Maffitt
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One injured in fire at Mendota grain silos

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 14:25
at a propane tank. The scanner reported the fire was quickly extinguished as firefighters arrived but one person was injured. The injuries
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CT Heat Treating Plant Blaze Accidental

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 13:51
fire. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was called in to deal with any hazardous materials, Ortiz said. Crews
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Husky Energy Plant evacuation zones miscommunicated by social media

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:50
- Social media possibly caused confusion after a fire and explosion at an oil refinery in Superior this year. The explosions happened at the
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TX Feed Mill Fire Involves Ammonium Nitrate

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 11:54
officials issued an evacuation order at about 1:30 p.m. The fire involved ammonium nitrate, a chemical used in fertilizers. Firefighters
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'Non-toxic' release reported at PQ in Utica

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 10:58
and a hazmat team were dispatched this morning to the PQ Corp. in Utica for what Utica’s fire chief termed a “non-toxic” chemical release.
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Cree evacuates due to overnight hydrogen leak

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 07:06
were shut down because of the hazmat emergency - hydrogen is highly flammable. Durham police said no one was injured from the leak. Crews
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Chemical in Austintown spill found to be white sodium hydroxide

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 18:22
Environmental Protection Agency, the chemical spilled in a creek near Bear's Den Run and Mahoning Avenue Friday was white sodium hydroxide.
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EPA evacuates residents from four Cheraw homes after hazardous chemicals found in flood damage

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 18:15
biphenyls (PCB) contamination in the soil. However, it appears last week’s flooding may have washed the contaminated soil into the homes.
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Fire at Wichita business prompts evacuation, no injuries

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 17:56
Brad Boyd. "Crews were able to put the fire out and no one was hurt." Employees were allowed back inside after crews put the fire out.
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Warehouse at South Georgia peanut plant catches fire, water donations needed

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 14:25
of aluminum phosphide tablets mixed with water, which caused toxic fumes. Aluminum phosphide is commonly used as a rodenticide. Aluminum
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Anhydrous ammonia leak at Baltimore food plant causes evacuations, school lockdown

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 13:53
, according to Cooley. The department also called in the Fairfield County Hazardous Materials team to check the building. "We were able to
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2 hurt in lab explosion at Delaware university

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 09:17
occurred in a fume hood. Brown Hall and Drake Hall, an adjoining building, were evacuated as emergency and hazardous material crews
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Hazmat crews clean up chlorine spill in south-central Iowa

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 06:48
CUMMING, Iowa (AP) - Hazardous material crews are cleaning up after hundreds of gallons of liquid chlorine spilled into a water holding
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1 dead after explosion at chemical plant in north Alabama

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 21:21
dead following an explosion at a chemical plant in north Alabama. Arab Fire Chief Ricky Phillips tells WHNT-TV that a contract worker died
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City of Winnsboro Releases Statement Regarding Feed Mill Fire and Evacuations

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 18:29
being evacuated as a precaution due to the proximity of the fire. Currently setting up an information/hydration shelter for those evacuated
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Fire that destroyed New Britain plant ruled accidental

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 17:31
causing oil to turn to vapors, said fire inspector Ryan Stewart, the lead investigator in the case. “The vapors created a fireball,” Stewart
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