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Industrial fire sparked by petrol tank explosion

Industrial fire

HMN-A petrol tank explosion sparked an industrial fire that has crews dousing to attempt to extinguish.  The explosion is thought to have ignited nearby metal stockpiles.  (ABC) Authorities expect a large industrial fire caused by an exploding petrol tank in Cairns to burn for hours. Thick black smoke is pouring out of the Sims Metal recycling yard in Portsmith. Police ...

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Buzz Blog: WHAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND PART II

Buzz Blog: What you leave behind Part II Hello Fellow Hazmatters and welcome back to the Buzz Blog for Part II of What You Leave Behind. I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Virginia Hazmat Response Conference in the 2nd week of September. VA Hazmat is the oldest running hazmat conference in North America for more than 30 years ...

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Six hospitalized in Boston area refrigerant leak.

Refrigerant

HMN-Six have been hospitalized for symptoms including nausea after a refrigerant leak at a Boston area supermarket.  Responders in Weymouth, MA responded to the scene with fire and hazmat crews. (WCVB) WEYMOUTH, Mass. — A refrigerant leak caused a hazmat team to respond to a Shaw’s Supermarket in Weymouth. Fire officials said there was a medical call Sunday morning for ...

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Best of HAZMEME

  A few of our favorite memes from the past few weeks . (Thank you Mark!) Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list!

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HAZMAT called after large drug seizure in Baltimore

Fentanyl

HMN-Baltimore HAZMAT worked for hours to secure a large drug seizure inside of an area store. The Baltimore Sun reports that Fentanyl, and Morphine were suspected to have been found. Baltimore Police recovered a “substantial amount” of suspected fentanyl and morphine during a raid of an Old Goucher corner store on Tuesday morning, they said. Two unidentified people were taken ...

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No injuries reported after Cheshire chemical reaction

Chemical

HMN-No injuries have been reported after a chemical reaction at a Cheshire business.  Emergency responders were called initially for a reaction involving Phospourie Pentoxide Anhydryde. (My Record Journal) CHESHIRE — There were no reported injuries after a chemical reaction prompted a hazmat situation at a local pavement and recreational maintenance coating business Monday morning. Emergency crews evacuated area residences were evacuated ...

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4 responders sent to hospital after patient dumped unknown substance

Carfentanyl

HMN-(WISH TV) 4 responders were sent to the hospital after an overdose patient dumped out an unknown powdery substance.  HAZMAT teams were called to decon the transporting ambulance and a police car that was on scene. INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Three emergency medical responders and an IMPD officer were taken to the hospital on Saturday night after authorities say they were ...

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