Chemical awareness

DEA Search Warrant finds Fentanyl, Hash Oil Manufacturing Operation

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — One man was arrested following a narcotics bust in the South Bay Wednesday. According to authorities, the incident happened at 28 2nd Avenue in Chula Vista. The DEA says they served a search warrant at the home as part of an ongoing investigation. After searching the home, investigators discovered a fentanyl and hash oil manufacturing operation. ...

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Haz-Mat & MCI event at University of Maryland’s Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building After Chemical Reaction, Fire results in 17 people transported

Fox5     COLLEGE PARK, Md. (FOX 5 DC) – Students, staff, and emergency personnel were transported from the scene of a fire at the University of Maryland’s Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building as a precaution on Wednesday. According to the Prince George’s County fire department, four students, one contractor, one employee, eight Prince George’s County firefighters, two college police officers, ...

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Chico couple pleads guilty to child endangerment charges in honey oil lab explosion

    Enterprise Record      OROVILLE — A Chico couple pleaded guilty Wednesday to child endangerment charges stemming from a butane honey oil lab explosion earlier this year at their north Chico home, prosecutors announced. The Butte County District Attorney’s Office said Evan Palmer, 30, and Brittany Larsen, 28, pleaded guilty to endangering their 5-month-old baby. Palmer additional pleaded guilty ...

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5 People Arrested in Connection With Chemical Bomb Thrown at Officer, Resident

  Epoch Times   Five people were arrested in connection with a chemical bomb thrown at a police officer and a resident in Arvada, Colorado on April 6th. “Multiple arrests have been made reference the chemical device used against law enforcement and a citizen,” Arvada police tweeted the day after the incident. “We want to thank our amazing community for the ...

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Multiple explosive devices found at multiple transportation hubs including rail and city airports, believed to have Irish origin

TheGuardian.com    Three improvised explosive devices have been found at separate transport hubs in London in what Scotland Yard believes to be a series of linked incidents. The Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command launched an investigation after the packages were found in the post room at Waterloo station, City Aviation House at City airport and the Compass Centre on the grounds ...

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Four transported after reported chlorine leak at chemical plant

WBRZ     GEISMAR – The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has confirmed reports of a chlorine leak at an Ascension Parish plant early Monday morning. At approximately 5 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a call regarding the smell of chlorine coming from the area of Highway 30 near LA 73 in Geismar. A preliminary investigation revealed the leak originated from Westlake ...

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Center For Domestic Preparedness: 20 Million awarded in facility updates for training, student lodging, cafeteria and other on site projects

Center For Domestic Preparedness      CDP to receive $20M to enhance facilities The Center for Domestic Preparedness will receive an additional $20 million to modernize facilities, courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2019. The funding boost was first announced Friday by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. In a release, the ...

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Industrial CO2 Leak Prompts Emergency Response At Facility

  Scotia, NY- A CO2 leak occurred at an industrial site in Soctia. A local source reported “2 above ground horizontal tanks holding 70,000 lbs of CO2, The relief valves froze open emptying most of the tanks”.     The following images are from from Scotia Firefighters, IAFF Local #842. We thank them for allowing us to share, all photos ...

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Chlorine Leak Reported In Eastern Georgia Train Derailment, Evacuations Underway

Fox54 / wrdw.com  A Haz-Mat team from the City of Augusta Fire Department is currently preforming damage assessments on a train derailment in Jefferson County, GA where an active Chlorine Leak was reported post derailment.   Local reporters are reporting a chlorine gas smell, and a “fog effect” in the air.  This incident comes on the final hours of the 14th ...

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Early Morning Fluorine Gas Leak Prompts Shelter In Place Order, Decontamination Underway

TheInquirer.com   An early morning release of Flourine Gas at an industrial site in Pennsylvania has prompted an evacuation order from emergency officials. A gas leak at a Plumsteadville, Bucks County, plant has prompted officials to tell residents within a half-mile of the facility to shelter in place.  Initial reports indicated the gas was fluorine and that one person required ...

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