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How the Omaha Fire Department prepares for HAZMAT calls


  Tonight on @WOWT6News hear from @OmahaFireDept firefighters who recently had to put these on while responding to a call at Nathan Hale Middle School. — Lileana Pearson WOWT (@lileana_pearson) March 2, 2019   (WOWT)   OMAHA, Ne. (WOWT) – First-responders put their lives and health on the line every day. That situation played out Wednesday when the Omaha ...

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Drain cleaner sends one to hospital

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HMN-Drain cleaner fumes are to blame after one hospitalized in Washington. WTAE WASHINGTON — One person was sent to the hospital due to a hazmat situation at a home in Canonsburg, Washington County, on Thursday evening. According to Washington County emergency dispatchers, a large amount of a drain chemical was poured down a drain and apparently did not open the ...

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Over 50 hospitalized after chemical spill at Birmingham water works facility

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(ABC 33 40)   HMN-The chemicals involved currently are Ferric Sulfate, and Sodium Hypochlorite Over 50 people were transported to regional hospitals following a chemical spill at a Birmingham Water Works facility near Hwy 280. The incident began around 9:30 a.m. at the Shades Mountain Filter Plant when two chemicals (Ferric Sulfate and Sodium Hypochlorite) mixed and created a toxic ...

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Foreign exchange student orders Uranium online to Lyncourt home


  (Syracuse) Police are investigating a package believed to contain uranium that was delivered to this house at 211 Schaffer Ave. in Lyncourt. (Rick Moriarty | rmoriarty@syracuse.c­om) (Rick Moriarty | LYNCOURT, N.Y. — A foreign exchange student ordered a small amount of uranium online from a Florida company and had it mailed to a Lyncourt home where she was ...

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Overturned tanker in Scott, LA leaking Glycolic Acid

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(KATC)   HMN-Louisiana State Police, Scott Fire Department, and the Lafayette HAZMAT team are on scene. Scott Fire Department, Lafayette Hazmat, and LSP Hazmat Officials are on the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer in Scott. The fire department says the crash occurred in the 800 Block of Heide Circle. The vehicle is said to be transporting Glycolic Acid. Crews are currently in ...

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Hazmatters: Allegheny County

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  HAZMATTERS: Allegheny County Today on HAZMATTERS we will take a look at the responders from Allegheny County Pennsylvania.   The responders of the Allegheny County Emergency services have a saying for themselves, that fits quite well. “Operation CF – The right men for the wrong job” This team of 15 serve a population of approximately 55,000 and was founded ...

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Roads remain closed after chemical spill from timber yard (UK)

(Bourne Mouth Echo)   The Environment Agency (EA) and Dorset County Council’s (DCC) highways department have been working together to carry out the clean up close to Mannington Brook. While the leaked substance is believed to be a wood preservative from a timber yard, the exact details have still not been confirmed. The work being carried out by EA staff ...

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Mass funerals held for the nearly 70 killed in Dhaka chemical fire

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  (News 24) Mass funerals were held Friday for victims of a devastating fire in Dhaka – fuelled by illegally stored chemicals – that killed nearly 70 people, as investigators revealed that an even bigger disaster was narrowly avoided. Hundreds of chemical drums were found in the basement of one of five blocks engulfed by the inferno in the Bangladesh ...

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Four hospitalized after chlorine exposure


  (Valley News Live) GRAND FORKS, N.D. Four people are ok this morning after being exposed to chlorine gas in Grand Forks. Fire officials say a homeowner poured bleach into a plugged floor drain and it reacted with a drain cleaner causing the gas. Four people in the home were taken to the hospital to be checked out. The full ...

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Concerning substance found at Nipomo property


(KSBY) HMN-The discovery is believed to be a Honey Oil lab.   UPDATE (3:15 p.m.) – Sheriff’s officials say no arrests have been made in connection to the honey oil lab discovery and the investigation is ongoing. UPDATE (12:18 p.m.) – San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s officials say deputies serving an eviction notice at a property along the 1100 block ...

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