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UPDATE: Chinese chemical explosion death tolls rise

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FBI finds chemical warfare agent inside Lawton home

Chemical warfare

(NEWS 9)   Unsealed FBI documents show traces of a chemical warfare agent were inside an Oklahoma home. The suspect, Phillip Heath, was arrested in January after police responded to his Lawton apartment to investigate a domestic disturbance. Police say it was a plea for help that led to the discovery of a chemical that can inflict immediate pain and ...

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Engagement – By Joshua Fowler


Engagement By Joshua Fowler   So recently I found myself reading Gallup’s State of the American Workplace. The majority of the data and information found throughout this piece (along with some random thoughts of my own) comes from Gallup in one form or another. In order to adequately give credit where credit is due, I will go ahead and cite ...

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Deer Park tank fires could last two more days

Tank fire

    HMN-A tank fire at a Houston area terminal has spread to 6 tanks, and has responders digging in for the long haul. (CHRON)   A petrochemical fire at a Deer Park plant could burn for two more days, officials said Monday morning, one day after the fire broke out. Emergency crews, including the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, ...

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Phillips 66 refinery fire in Carson, CA

    HMN-A crude oil refinery burns in a Carson, CA refinery. The source is believed to be pump seal failures. #BREAKING Major fire burning at a refinery in #Carson — christina heller (@CHellerTVNews) March 16, 2019 </a

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White powder scare at Orlando International Airport

White powder

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Lime green water has fire departments investigating


(VC STAR) SIMI VALLEY – A stretch of the Arroyo Simi turned bright green Monday afternoon when an unknown substance entered the waterway from an outflow under the First Street bridge. The scenario brought hazardous materials teams and officials from multiple agencies, but authorities ultimately determined the product wasn’t harmful. At around 2:25 p.m., a caller told emergency dispatchers that water in the wash below ...

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(Video) El Dorado refinery fire/explosion

refinery fire

(KSN) HMN-Recently an industrial fire and explosion occurred at the El Dorado HollyFrontier site. EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) – HollyFrontier in El Dorado said a fire in a pipe rack has now been contained. At approximately 8 a.m., the Emergency Response Team from HollyFrontier responded and safely contained the fire. The company said all non-essential personnel were evacuated, and that all employees ...

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One dead after fiery propane tanker explosion


(FOX) CARROLLTON, Ohio-A man is dead after a tanker truck explosion in Carroll County Thursday. According to Carroll County authorities, David Ross, 48, of Pennsylvania, was driving southbound on State Route 332 when he went off the road, struck the guardrail and three telephone poles. The fully loaded propane tanker truck then went down into the lake and punctured the ...

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“Household hazmat emergency” in Sonoma County

hazmat emergency

  (CBS) GUERNEVILLE (CBS SF) – The Sonoma County Department of Health Services issued a household hazardous waste warning on Tuesday in the aftermath of last week’s storm and subsequent widespread flooding. When the flood waters receded, places like downtown Guerneville were left a toxic mess. Gasoline, motor oil, weed killers and raw sewage from flooded septic tanks contaminated most ...

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