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Ash From Holy Fire Could Be Toxic

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:06
homes and other items will likely contain potentially toxic materials, such as metals, chemicals and potentially asbestos that if breathed
Categories: HAZMAT

IN Chemical Plant Contains Spill

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:04
clay brought in by City Utilities, said a local Homeland Security director. Hazardous materials crews got the call to the facility at 11 a.
Categories: HAZMAT

LA Rubber Levee Catches Fire

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:38
A rubber retention levee built from 156 million pounds of recycled rubber caught fire Wednesday night, fire officials said. Heavy smoke and
Categories: HAZMAT

Shell Convent refinery restarting fire-struck hydrocracker: sources

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:48
on the status of the H-Oil Unit. The fire broke out at about 1:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) on Sunday, the sources said. The H-Oil Unit is an atypical
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Fifteen workers hospitalized after explosion at US Steel mill south of Detroit

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:33
regular workers have been killed or injured. On January 5, 2008, 27-year-old contract pipefitter Thomas Pichler Jr. was killed after being
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Underground Fire At Pittsburgh Glass Works Plant Causes Concern For Residents

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:41
in the shadow of the plant, the Stuckleys and others say the sulfur smell is from coal by-products ablaze underground. “And now it’s ignited
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Two Injured after Fire at Chemical Cleaning Company | 700WLW

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 20:56
Hills ) - Cincinnati firefighters were called to a fire at a chemical cleaning company on Sunday afternoon. Initial calls to Drumm Inc on
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Cleaning up Holy fire ash? Officials offer health precautions and tips

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 20:53
homes and other items will likely contain potentially toxic materials, such as metals, chemicals and potentially asbestos that if breathed
Categories: HAZMAT

Wayne State University chemical lab scene of small fire

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 18:49
chemical lab, a hazmat crew from the Detroit Fire Department was called to assist and confirm of a proper clean up. There were no injuries
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Two injured in propane-tank explosion

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:50
Two people were injured when a propane tank exploded today in Lancaster County. File. The tank, which was attached to a food trailer,
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6 Taken to Hospital After Chemical Leak at West Columbia Plant

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 20:33
, and were taken to the hospital to be examined. Their exposure, however, was said to be non life-threatening. Ammonia dissipates quickly
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Blaze at Bangor Recycling Business Destroys Building

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 17:59
A blaze Friday night destroyed a building off outer Broadway in Bangor at a business that processes vehicles for recycling, according to the
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Possible chlorine leak closes Shawnee city pool, two hospitalized ‘for observation’

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 14:56
for possible chlorine poisoning and that two had been taken to a hospital “for observation.” ALERT: There has been a possible chlorine leak
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Food manufacturing plant workers evacuated after ammonia leak

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:51
system when ammonia started leaking from their pipes. About 16 gallons of gas has leaked according to LCFS. There were no injuries reported
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Fire crews respond to hydrochloric acid spill at Dubuque business

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 02:00
Department. Hydrochloric acid was spilled near the rear of the building, a press release stated. Concentrated liquid hydrochloric acid is
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Multiple crews battle massive fire at Bangor recycling facility Featured

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 20:57
in the environmental area, where workers take gas and fluids out of cars before they're processed. Officials say there were gas tanks and
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New Hampshire hospital evacuated after 10 staffers mysteriously fall ill

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:59
initially believed carbon monoxide may have been to blame, but it was later ruled out. Investigators did not find any flammable gases in the
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Landfill plume west of Kalamazoo crosses county line, prompts new wells

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:01
which the chemical was found. DeWitt noted 1,4-dioxane has no relation to a different chemical, dioxin, which the EPA says is highly toxic
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Firefighters called to clean up 'low-level acid leak' in Harrisburg

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:23
said they were cleaning up a “low-level acid leak." One employee who was exposed to the acid was being treated on the scene as a precaution
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Anderson Police offices evacuated after substance exposure

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:32
took place is being isolated by a hazmat team. Deputy Fire Chief Todd Cawthorn says that after the substance is isolated, it will be tested
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