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Investigation underway following hazmat situation near UCSD

(10 News) SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The FBI is investigating following a hazmat situation in La Jolla Thursday afternoon. According to authorities, the incident started around 1 p.m. on the 9400 block of La Jolla Farms Road near UCSD and the Scripps Reserve trail. Throughout the afternoon, people who appeared to be workers at the home could be seen sitting ...

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One hospitalized after chemical spill at Arizona facility

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(GCMAZ) There was a hazmat incident at Superior Industries in Prescott Valley today. Central Arizona Fire and Medical crews responded to the facility on the 98-hundred block of Superior Lane after a chemical spill Tuesday morning. Members of the Prescott Area Hazardous Materials Response Team, along with area fire crews tended to the spill, cleanup and removal of the chemical. ...

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Possible crude oil spill onto OKC road

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(KFOR) OKLAHOMA CITY – According to the Oklahoma City Fire Department, an “unknown petroleum product” has spilled onto a road in west Oklahoma City. The Hazmat Team is on scene near SW 15th and Mustang Rd. Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials say the spill involves the northbound lanes of Mustang Rd., a quarter mile north toward Reno, and the southbound to ...

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HAZMAT investigates letter sent to Maine senators home

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(Daily Caller) A hazmat team was reportedly sent to Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins’s home in the state Monday after a suspicious letter was found. “Members of our Criminal Investigation Division are currently on scene and the investigation is ongoing. The Bangor Fire Department and a HAZMAT team from Orono, Maine, are assisting the investigation,” Bangor, Maine, police Sergeant Wade ...

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Small fire leads to hazmat situation at water treatment facility

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(CBS) MT. OLIVER (KDKA) — Firefighters and a Hazmat team were called to a scary situation at the Penn American Water treatment plant on Monday afternoon. Fast-acting employees deserve the credit for containing the small fire that broke out around 2:15 p.m. at the plant on Becks Run Road in Mount Oliver. Baldwin Borough and Mount Oliver Fire Departments both ...

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Madigan staff prepares for patient decon

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(ARMY) JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — If there’s an accident involving a fuel truck on Interstate 5, first responders would perform a rudimentary decontamination of anyone involved. Then, for those needing to be seen as patients at Madigan Army Medical Center or requiring a more thorough cleaning, the patient decontamination team from Madigan would be called into action. Suit up, ...

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Old medicine causes HAZMAT scare at Girl Scout building

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  (WISN) The hazmat team was called Wednesday afternoon to the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast Marion Chester Read Service and Resource Center at 69th and O’Connor streets. The Milwaukee Fire Department told WISN 12 News that a bunch of medical supplies were donated to the Girl Scouts that contained an old medical kit with picric acid, which over time ...

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One dead after Bosnian refinery blast

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  (StraitsTimes) BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (REUTERS) – T he powerful blast that rocked Bosnia’s Brod oil refinery late on Tuesday (Oct 9) has left one worker dead, officials said as they raised the figure for the number injured to nine. Firefighters put down the blaze at the plant’s oil and gas processing unit shortly after midnight and rescuers later discovered ...

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Officials investigate industrial fire at Louisiana facility

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(WAFB) BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Officials with the Westlake Chemical plant in Plaquemine confirmed an early morning fire at the facility. A spokesman with the plant said the fire started in the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit around 4:15 a.m. He said the unit was shut down and the fire was isolated to that unit. He added the fire ...

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5 assessed after Virginia church incident

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(WJLA) Five people were assessed, including two who were transported, after a hazmat incident Monday morning at Kaiser Permanente in Falls Church. The Arlington County Fire Department responded to the incident in the 200 block of North Washington Street in the city of Falls Church around 10:30 a.m. Officials said odor due to adhesive being used on the roof entered ...

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