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Explosion at P&G plant kills one


KNOE (5/24) PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) – UPDATE (12:26 p.m.) – The State Fire Marshal’s Office has confirmed to News Channel 5 that the fatal accident at the P&G Plant in Pineville was caused by an equipment explosion. The explosion killed the operator of the piece of equipment and the fire was contained to the equipment. The incident happened in the ...

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Death in Dietrich appears to be suicide


  HMN-Magic Valley reports that a man found with a gas canister, later identified as nitrogen, appears to be a suicide.  A regional HAZMAT team along with the 101st CST helped identify the gas canister. DIETRICH — All eight people hospitalized for possible hazmat exposure Thursday have been released, Lincoln County Sheriff Rene Rodriguez said Friday. Seven first responders and ...

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Charlotte Fire called to local school for malfunctioning toilet


HMN-Charlotte Fire was called to a local school for a possible Hazmat situation Wednesday afternoon.  Upon arrival the school was evacuated for air quality concerns. (Fox 46) – A clogged toilet was the source of an “air quality” alert at South Mecklenburg High School that forced students and staff to evacuate the building  Wednesday afternoon, officials on scene told FOX 46 ...

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Man gets 25 years in prison for mailing cyanide to suicidal man

Potassium Cyanide

Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list HMN-Sidney P. Kilmartin has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for mailing cyanide to an English gentleman, who used the chemical for suicide. (Press Herald) The bizarre case of Sidney Kilmartin, 56, had been in federal court for four years. Sidney P. Kilmartin, the former Windham man convicted of sending cyanide to ...

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Four ducks euthanized after NZ oil spill


Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-Four ducks were euthanized after an oil spill from a New Zealand industrial site. reports that some of the oil may have entered the nearby Oreti river. Four ducks were euthanised following a large spill of used oil into a Southland waterway. Environment Southland was notified of the oil spill in a tributary of the Winton ...

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Texas HEAT needs your help!

Texas HEAT is looking for a little help from you! Texas Hazmat Education and Training is currently seeking donations for their annual $2500 scholarship.  For a 100$ or more donation, one of these beautiful coins can be yours. Email for more information!

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