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Damaged pipeline releases over 300,000 gallons of oil into Gulf Of Mexico

Oil spill

  HMN-KATC reports that over 300,000 gallons of oil have been discharged into the Gulf Of Mexico after a subsea pipeline sustained damaged. The Coast Guard is responding to the report of a crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Officials say they received a report from the National Response Center at 1:30 p.m., Friday of a ...

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HazMatters: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


HazMatters: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory   In this edition of HAZMATTERS we look at the team protecting the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. In certain cases, private facilities require not only the expertise of dedicated emergency responders, but HAZMAT teams that are ready to immerse themselves in the knowledge of specific chemicals and processes at hand. The NASA ...

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HMN- Hello fellow hazmatters and welcome back to the Buzz Blog. I want to start of this edition by defining the word legacy. Legacy is:  something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past. One could apply this definition in many different ways to their lives. In fire service terms I believe it boils down ...

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“Chemical” sends 8 police officers to hospital in Indiana

HMN-Accounts from the scene are that 8 police officers have been transported. RTV6 Indianapolis reporting a “chemical agent” was present during a raid.   KOKOMO, Ind. — Kokomo police are investigating a hazmat situation on the north side of the city that sent at least eight officers to the hospital. According to witnesses at the scene, the incident began around ...

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HAZMATTERS: City of Santa Clara

HAZMATTERS: City of Santa Clara On this edition of HAZMATTERS we are highlighting the team out of the City of Santa Clara, California. HAZMAT responses roll out of station #9 in Santa Clara.  Housed at this station is HM99,  a 1997 Spartan Gladiator that seats four, and has an onboard command post. HM99 is also dispatched with Engine 99 to ...

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“What’s Up Wednesday”

HMN-It’s “What’s Up Wednesday”! Can you tell us what Guide Number you would use for this tanker from your ERG? #HazSim #HandsOnHazMat #ERG This “What’s Up Wednesday” is brought to you by HazSim. Keep training realistic! Over 100 HazSim systems in use across the U.S. Find out about demo’s in your area, available grants, hands on hazmat training, and pricing. ...

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HazMatters: Lawrence County Ohio

HazMatters: Lawrence County, Ohio Today, on this installment of “HazMatters” We take a look inside the operations of the Lawrence County, Ohio HAZMAT responders. These responders located in the city of Ironton, serve a population of 62,450. All 26 members of the HazMat team are also crossed staffed to other apparatus. What makes their response area unique are the many ...

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4 US tourists attacked with acid in France.


HMN-KATC/Ap reports that 4 US tourists have been attacked in France, with acid. All 4 of the victims have been hospitalized, 2 of which were treated for shock. PARIS (AP) – Four young American women were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille prosecutor’s office said. Two of ...

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