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South Haven responders battle gasoline tanker blaze

  HMN-South Haven responders are currently working to mitigate a gasoline tanker accident.  The driver of the tanker was thrown from the vehicle after it rolled over.  According to WHTC, truck drivers who were passing by pulled the driver away from the wreckage before the truck burst into flames. SOUTH HAVEN, MI (WHTC) – South Haven Emergency Services (SHAES) responded ...

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Iraqi firefighters still battling oil well fires

  HMN-Iraqi firefighters are still battling oil well fires from earlier this month.  The fires are believed to have been set by the IS in the area.  Also set ablaze was a sulfur plant which has sent “tremendous” amounts of sulfur dioxide into the air, causing atleast 1,000 to be treated for breathing problems.  NBC news  provided more information. Thousands ...

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Newtonville, Mass. responders pinpoint Hydrogen Sulfide leak in ATM batteries

HMN- Responders were called to the Bank of America in Newtonville Thursday to investigate what was reported as a “Sulfuric” odor. HAZMAT crews were able to name the batteries inside the ATM as the origin, after Hydrogen Sulfide levels were detected in the building. WickedLocal gave us more details. The Bank of America building in Newtonville was evacuated Thursday morning ...

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Overturned semi leads to crude oil spill and recovery

  HMN-Colorado HAZMAT teams responded to a truck and trailer overturned in a ditch on Thursday.  The truck was hauling Crude Oil.  While there were no injuries, some of the oil did end up in a nearby irrigation ditch.  According to KDVR,  Crews worked to prevent further spreading and transferred the oil into an awaiting tanker. BRIGHTON, Colo. — Highway ...

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Multiple students possibly exposed to chemical at Manhattan school

  HMN-Multiple students possibly came in contact with Copper Sulfate.  The incident took place just before noon Thursday according to CBS New York. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – More than two dozen people were decontaminated after possible exposure to hazardous materials at an Inwood school Thursday. There was concern several students were exposed to copper sulfate at the Northeastern Academy school ...

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Firefighters battle saltwater tank fire east of Nordheim, TX

HMN-Firefighters let the tank burn itself out Tuesday afternoon near Nordheim, Tx.  The tank is housed at the Basic Energy Services facility, which disposed of the used salt water according to bizjournals.com.  Authorities are saying the fire poses no toxicity threat to the public. Authorities are investigating what caused an explosion and a fire at a saltwater disposal facility just ...

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Crews battle fire at Torrance refinery

  HMN-Torrance fire crews battled a fire at the PBF energy owned refinery Tuesday evening.  According to KTLA,  the fire is believed to have occurred in an alkylation unit.  3 employees were evaluated for injuries, however no treatment was needed. For about 1 1/2 hours Tuesday, firefighters battled a blaze at the Torrance refinery that caused three employees to be evaluated ...

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Waste oil fire sends HAZMAT crews to West Phoenix

    HMN-A waste oil tank sent smoke towering over Phoenix Monday afternoon.  Fire crews were able to quickly handle the blaze and prevent any spreading to nearby tanks.  HAZMAT crews monitored the area and have announced no environmental impact according to AZCentral. A blaze broke out Monday afternoon at a liquid-waste facility in west Phoenix, officials said. The fire, ...

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HAZMAT responds to explosion at truck stop, one severely injured.

HMN-Winnie, Texas responders are on scene at a reported tank explosion at an area truck stop.  HAZMAT crews are currently on scene, where facebook witnessses say one severely injured man was deconned before transport.  12 News Now has the full story.  We will update as more information becomes available. WINNIE – The Chambers County Sheriff’s office is evacuating businesses in ...

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Clackamas firefighters smother industrial fire with foam

    HMN-Clackamas firefighters responded to a fire Saturday at an industrial site.  The fire was burning in a tank full of cooling oil.  The fire department used foam to suppress the flames.  According to the Portland Tribune, there were no reported injuries.  Area HAZMAT teams remained on scene performing air monitoring after the fire was extinguished. Firefighters were forced ...

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