Author Archives: Michael Shedd

CSX Train Derailment Results in Haz-Mat Release; 4 Cars Involved

  WLOS13   A train derailment Sunday morning resulted in partial road closers, after “multiple haz-mat cars” derailed down a hill carrying Ammonium Nitrate. MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — On Sunday, the NC DOT reports that the unpaved section of S.R.- 1566/Peppers Creek Road is closed due to a train derailment that occurred around 11 a.m. The road is closed from the ...

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No Turkey Here: Thanksgiving Day Garage Explosion Incident Determined to be Clandestine THC Butane Extraction Operation

Fox2   A residential garage explosion around thanksgiving day determined to be a clandestine THC extraction operation, not a turkey frying incident.  Neighbors reported feeling the explosion indoors. BERKLEY, Mich. (FOX 2) – A garage explodes in Berkley – and a month later police revealed the explosion wasn’t a turkey frying accident. Several garages and homes around that sustained damage after ...

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Kromek Secures Contract to Create Vehicle Mounted Biological Weapon Detection Equipment

ChronicleLive Radiation detection pioneer Kromek is developing a piece of tech to protect the public against biological attacks as part of a new US contract.   The Sedgefield firm is already working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), which is part of the US Department of Defense, to supply handheld ‘dirty bomb’ detectors.     But this deal – ...

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Post Raid Investigation Results in Local, State, Federal Law Enforcement, County & 914th Mission Support Group Haz-Mat Response

WIVB.Com   Investigators following up on an investigation after a raid at a New York residence resulted in a large hazardous materials team response from various agencies after officers became ill when making entry into the residence. The residence was raided Dec. 14 and its occupant, Jeffrey Richards, 28, was charged with possession drugs and firearms, as well as making and ...

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Explosion at High School Leaves 2 Injured, 1 Listed as “Critical, Serious Burns”

CBS4Indy.com   Carmel Fire Department is Responding to a report of an explosion with multiple calls, reporting an explosion in a room in the school, leaving 2 subjects injured, 1 listed as critically burned. CARMEL, Ind. – At least two people have been injured in an explosion at Carmel High School. Crews were called to the scene in the 500 block ...

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Maryland Suicide Attempt Results in Bomb Squad, Haz-Mat Response

  TheBaltimoreSun.Com Baltimore County Fire and Police units responded to a reported Suicide on Monday, after a male subject was found in a vehicle, triggering bomb squad response for possible explosives. One man was found unresponsive in a car near a business park on N. Park Drive, said Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson. The man was later pronounced dead ...

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MC-331 Overturns Carrying Propane, Shuts Down Major Highway, Evacuations Occur

Bay City News   A major highway has been reopened, and voluntary evacuations have been cancelled after a semi truck was uprighted, haz-mat, CHP said. All highways have been reopened in San Jose after a propane tanker overturned on the Interstate Highway 280 on ramp to Interstate Highway 880 Friday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The tanker flipped around ...

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CAL/OSHA issue fines in industrial cannabis production related explosion

  Business Insider   CAL/OSHA has issued a fine in excess of $50,000 to a cannabis firm in California after an accident resulted in one employee being injured. On June 19, an employee of Santa Cruz, California-based Future2 Labs Health Services Inc. was working alone inside a 128-square-foot portable storage container in Watsonville, using propane to extract oil from cannabis ...

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Massive Quantities of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin Seized at US-Mexico Border

Foxnews.com An extremely large drug shipment was Intercepted at the Mexico-US Border Federal Agents report.   An estimated 7 Million Dollars worth of illegal narcotics were reportedly seized. A drug bust at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas earlier this week exposed nearly $7 million worth of narcotics at a cargo facility. Border agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility were ...

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Clandestine Lab Raid Results In MDMA, Marijuana Seizure After Package Intercepted

Patch.Com   Federal Agents report after intercepting a package from China destined to an address in the US, that contained an “unknown white powder” type substance later determined to be ecstasy.   MASTIC, NY — A Queens man has been taken into custody after a raid revealed he was allegedly operating a drug lab in Mastic, according to a complaint ...

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