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Residents urged to change air filters after water plant chemical spill

lime

HMN-A Hydrated Lime release caused a dust cloud to spread across a nearby area. (WAFB) LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) – An evacuation order issued for areas surrounding the Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) North Water Plant following a minor chemical spill Sunday night was lifted Monday afternoon. LUS officials say a small amount of hydrated lime was released from the LUS North ...

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1 hospitalized after Bellevue HAZMAT incident

hazmat incident

  (Trib Live) At least one person was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning after garbage collectors in Bellevue found an unknown substance making people ill, according to Bellevue police. The incident was reported about 8:40 a.m. in the 500 block of Forest Avenue. The Allegheny County Hazmat unit was called to the scene. Bellevue police weren’t immediately available for ...

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H2S levels high after one found dead on party cruise

hazmat death

HMN-Initial reports by fire crews showed no harmful levels, however a HAZMAT team follow up showed elevated levels of Hydrogen Sulfide. Sydney Morning Herald Hazardous material teams recorded “extremely hazardous” levels of hydrogen sulfide in a toilet cubicle of a luxury cruise vessel in the hours after a woman’s body was found on Saturday afternoon. The woman, who can now ...

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Monday Update: Delaware City Refinery Fire

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FBI now investigating hazardous material found at Lawton apartment.

FBI HAZMAT

(KFOR)   LAWTON, Okla. – A hazmat situation in Lawton now has some neighbors on edge. “As of right now we are treating this with an abundance of caution,” said Andrea Anderson, FBI Oklahoma City division. According to KSWO, the situation started early Wednesday morning, when Lawton police responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near 67th and Gore. ...

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Asphalt residue leads to tank fire during hot work

tank fire

HMN-Monroe, Louisiana responders suppressed flames on a storage tank after a cutting torch incident lead to an asphalt residue fire. (KNOE) MONROE, La. (KNOE) – A storage tank caught fire in Monroe Friday afternoon, sending a billowing pillar of smoke into the air. It happened behind the DOTD building on Desiard Street around one o’clock. Monroe fire officials say someone ...

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5 being evaluated after possible hazardous exposure in Washington

Hazmat

(Komo News) TUKWILA, Wash. – Five people are being evaluated after they were exposed to a possible hazardous chemical at a Tukwila business, emergency officials said. A hazmat team and several ambulances responded to the scene, a business in the 1100 block of Industry Drive in Tukwila, at about 1:20 p.m. after receiving a report of two people being exposed ...

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Shelter in place lifted after oil tank explosion

Tank explosion

  (Click 2 Houston)   An oil tank explosion sent a plume of dark smoke over part of Liberty County on Tuesday. The incident was reported about 11 a.m. along County Road 2018 near Daisetta. Liberty County officials said a large fire was burning, and several fire departments were called to the scene. Video from SKY2 showed that firefighters had ...

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Liquid O2 line rupture shuts down California ER

Oxygen

  (CBS) MARINA DEL REY (CBSLA) – A damaged pipe caused a liquid oxygen spill which forced the closure of the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital Monday morning. Hazmat crews responded to the spill at around 8:30 a.m. at the hospital located at 4650 Lincoln Blvd., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. A pipe from a ...

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One hurt after possible “Honey Oil” explosion in Redondo Beach

BHO

HMN-One hurt in suspected Honey Oil explosion in Redondo Beach. (Daily Breeze) Officials launched a criminal investigation into a Redondo Beach fire that sent one burn victim to a hospital on Monday, Jan. 21. Crews responded at about 2:40 p.m. to a report of a residential fire at 714 S. Pacific Coast Highway, near Knob Hill Avenue, said  Redondo Beach ...

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