Author Archives: Michael Shedd

Haz-Mat incident at UCLA results in LAFD Haz-Mat Response

  ABC7    WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A hazmat team responded to UCLA on a report of a student being injured in a chemical reaction Tuesday night. After assessing the scene, officials determined the student had only incurred minor lacerations and no chemicals had been spilled. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. at a laboratory inside a four-story science ...

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5 People Arrested in Connection With Chemical Bomb Thrown at Officer, Resident

  Epoch Times   Five people were arrested in connection with a chemical bomb thrown at a police officer and a resident in Arvada, Colorado on April 6th. “Multiple arrests have been made reference the chemical device used against law enforcement and a citizen,” Arvada police tweeted the day after the incident. “We want to thank our amazing community for the ...

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Hazardous Materials team called to investigate substance found in vacuum bag

  KomoNews     SEATTLE – A mystery substance in a vacuum sealed bag sparked a hazardous materials response and the evacuation of a bio lab building Thursday in the University District. The substance was later found to be non-hazardous brewer’s yeast. A hazmat team from the Seattle Fire Department initially responded to the scene, the Sound BioLab building near 47th Street ...

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Driver killed after ammonium nitrate explodes in south Arkansas; area evacuated after blast that was heard miles away

Camden News   The driver of a fertilizer truck was killed when the truck’s wheels caught fire and it exploded in southern Arkansas Wednesday morning, causing a boom that was heard for miles and prompting an evacuation of the surrounding area, authorities said. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melody Daniel confirmed the fatality and said three firefighters were also ...

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Overturned 18 wheeler transporting chemicals shuts down roadway, 2nd vehicle requiring extrication to remove driver

      WSPA       EASLEY, S.C. (WSPA) — Authorities say a tractor trailer hauling a chemical overturned after sideswiping a pickup truck in Easley. The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 123 near SC 124. Lance Cpl. Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said the tractor trailer driver crossed a center line and sideswiped a ...

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HAZMAT teams called to Manchester prison; three staff members hospitalized

  WYMT     MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) – Three Bureau of Prisons staff members at the Federal Corrections Insititute in Manchester were hospitalized Monday. Officials say the staff members were all working in or near the facility’s mail room when they began feeling ill. In a release from the Federal Bureau of prisons, officials say HAZMAT teams were dispatched to test ...

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Fire reignites at ITC facility in Deer Park

  ABC13     DEER PARK, Texas (KTRK) — A black plume of smoke is rising from the Intercontinental Terminal Company once again after a fire reignited Friday at the Deer Park tank farm. Reporter Stefania Okolie said it appears at least two tanks may be on fire at the site. Earlier Friday, ITC issued a shelter-in-place for its industrial neighbors and ...

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Firefighters give closer look inside Deer Park tank fire

    ABC13    Hundreds of firefighters and first responders have been to the ITC facility risking their lives in order to protect thousands. Now we’re getting a closer look at the fight to put out the blaze. “I went out outside like most residents and saw a black plume northeast of my home,” said Kemah Fire Chief Brent Hahn. It was ...

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Plume modeling forecast shows smoke will shift over north, northwest Houston this afternoon

  12newsnow.com    HOUSTON — Tuesday is day three of the tank farm fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company southeast of Houston. Overnight there was a setback in containing the fire due to a drop in water pressure, the company says. The fire grew more intense, continuing to send a big black plume of smoke into the sky. The state and county ...

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State Trooper Receives 3 Doses of Narcan After Traffic Stop

  Vermont State Police     STATE OF VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY VERMONT STATE POLICE Vermont state trooper revived with Narcan following vehicle stop   LEICESTER, Vermont (March 16, 2019) — A Vermont state trooper is recovering Saturday after he collapsed following a traffic stop in the Addison County town of Leicester and was revived by multiple doses of Narcan. ...

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