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Facebook headquarters evacuated after chemical nerve agent “Sarin” detected in mail room

Fox Carolina   MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Facebook mail processing warehouse has been evacuated as Silicon Valley officials try to determine what caused a bag of mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin. Menlo Park Fire Marshal Jon Johnston said Monday that incoming mail going through routine processing tested positive for sarin. He said authorities are ...

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Law Enforcement conducts narcotics raid; haz-mat response after agents find bulk amounts inside residence

Cherokee Tribune     Local drug agents raided a suspected heroin processing facility inside a Woodstock house on Thursday, seizing the biggest cache of the drug in the county’s history, authorities said Friday morning. According to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker: Agents with the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad discovered a “heroin processing facility” at a house off Trickum Road ...

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Court House evacuated after “unknown substance” reported as found inside letter addressed to facility, Possible Anthrax Scare

CBS46     DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) — DeKalb County fire crews and EMS are at the county courthouse due to a scare from an unknown substance, according to DeKalb Fire officials. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond told CBS46 the material that sparked the evacuation was an “unknown substance” Thurmond said the first floor clerk’s office had been evacuated and that ...

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Haz-Mat Incident Results In Business Fire At California Industrial Site

CBS Los Angeles    SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) – A hazmat incident caused a fire at an industrial building in Simi Valley Tuesday morning, prompting evacuations of several nearby businesses. The hazmat incident was reported before 6:30 a.m. in the 100 block of West Cochran Street, which is located in a business district, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. Hazmat ...

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Shake N’ Bake meth spill closes Wal-Mart after book bag leaks throughout store

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Walmart on South Main Street in High Point was evacuated Monday after a suspicious spill. Around 5 p.m., a man had a liquid coming out of his backpack in the bakery area and tracked the liquid into the bathroom. The man then left the store. Employees weren’t sure what the liquid was so ...

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1 hospitalized, 7 treated on scene of industrial hazmat incident

The Journal News      One person was transported to an area hospital, according to Fairfield Fire Chief Don Bennett. Seven others were treated at the scene that were showing signs of respiratory distress. A chemical company employee was filling a tank with a foaming acid when there was a spill, creating a fume or respiratory irritant. “There is one ...

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Train carrying grenades and bombs derails in Nevada

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NC town issuing warning after 5 heroin overdoses, 2 of them fatal, within 36 hours

Fox Carolina ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in eastern North Carolina have issued an alert after five people overdosed on heroin in the span of 36 hours. Two of those people died. Elizabeth City police tell news outlets that they issued the “overdose alert” after responding to the overdoses on Thursday and Friday. A news release says police used ...

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Couple arrested in biological weapons plot appear in court; raid found biological WMD components, explosives

The Local   A Tunisian man and his German wife went on trial Friday, charged with planning a foiled biological bomb attack in Germany with the deadly poison ricin. Sief Allah H., 30, and his wife Yasmin, 43, were arrested a year ago by an anti-terrorist squad that found 84 milligrams of the toxin in their Cologne apartment. The arrests ...

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Amazon Seller’s Hazmat Knowledge Saves Customer’s Life

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