Author Archives: Michael Shedd

Bomb Squad response for explosive found by man maintaining lawn; disposes of ordnance found

  ArkLaTex   TEXARKANA, Texas – (KTAL/KMSS) An explosive ordinance disposal team from Barksdale Air Force Base today detonated a early 1900s-manufactured tank wound found by a Texarkana man mowing his yard Sunday afternoon. The man said as he was mowing the yard of house on Magnolia Street when he noticed something sticking out of the ground. When he stopped to check ...

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School closed after radiological screening concerns, official discussing plans for future educational facilities amongst concerns of town citizens

Newsweek     chool in Ohio has been forced to close for the remainder of the academic year after enriched uranium was discovered inside. Neptunium 237—a byproduct of nuclear reaction and plutonium production—was also detected inside Zahn’s Corner Middle School in the town of Piketon, around 80 miles east of Cincinnati, WLWT reported. The middle school—which serves around 320 students with 25 staff—has ...

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DEA Search Warrant finds Fentanyl, Hash Oil Manufacturing Operation

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — One man was arrested following a narcotics bust in the South Bay Wednesday. According to authorities, the incident happened at 28 2nd Avenue in Chula Vista. The DEA says they served a search warrant at the home as part of an ongoing investigation. After searching the home, investigators discovered a fentanyl and hash oil manufacturing operation. ...

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Haz-Mat & MCI event at University of Maryland’s Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building After Chemical Reaction, Fire results in 17 people transported

Fox5     COLLEGE PARK, Md. (FOX 5 DC) – Students, staff, and emergency personnel were transported from the scene of a fire at the University of Maryland’s Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building as a precaution on Wednesday. According to the Prince George’s County fire department, four students, one contractor, one employee, eight Prince George’s County firefighters, two college police officers, ...

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Evacuation order issued for those living within a half mile radius of zinc plant fire in Mooresboro

  Fox Carolina 21      MOORESBORO, NC (FOX Carolina) – Early Monday morning officials issued an evacuation warning for residents within a half mile radius of the American Zinc Products Plant in Mooresboro. Deputies with the sheriff’s office are going door to door to get citizens evacuated after a fire at the plant has become hazardous, releasing sulfuric acid into ...

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‘Mother of Satan’ explosive used in Sri Lanka bombings, TATP blasts rock hotel complex

Asia Times    Sri Lanka’s suicide bombers are thought to have used TATP, chemically known as triacetate triperoxide, an explosive made from commonly available household ingredients including nail polish remover – acetone – and hydrogen peroxide. The eight or more suicide bombers in Sri Lanka must have purchased large amounts of these two ingredients, yet despite being on the police “radar screen,” ...

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Beach Park Chemical Spill Prompts Hazmat Response; 1 mile vapor cloud reported

  NBC 5     A dangerous chemical spill prompted a hazardous materials response in suburban Beach Park, forcing residents to shelter-in-place for several hours and closing schools Thursday morning. At 5 a.m., the Lake County sheriff’s office tweeted that anyone within a one-mile radius of the intersection of North Green Bay Road and East 29th Street should stay inside with ...

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Fiery Train Derailment Prompts Evacuations in Fort Worth; Incident Command Post catches fire

NBC5     A Union Pacific freight train carrying ethanol went off its tracks in a Fort Worth neighborhood Wednesday morning and caught fire, prompting an evacuation of nearby homes and a hazardous materials response. It happened at about 12:40 a.m. along the 3200 block of Yuma Street, on the city’s southeast side. Firefighters said it’s unclear what caused the cars ...

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Chico couple pleads guilty to child endangerment charges in honey oil lab explosion

    Enterprise Record      OROVILLE — A Chico couple pleaded guilty Wednesday to child endangerment charges stemming from a butane honey oil lab explosion earlier this year at their north Chico home, prosecutors announced. The Butte County District Attorney’s Office said Evan Palmer, 30, and Brittany Larsen, 28, pleaded guilty to endangering their 5-month-old baby. Palmer additional pleaded guilty ...

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Suicide bombers kill more than 207 people and hurt 500 in ‘targeted attack on Christians’ on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Americans, British and Dutch among the dead in eight blasts at churches and five-star hotels

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