Chemical awareness

Police investigate Palm Springs honey oil lab explosion, Woman with burns to 70% of body

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Man ‘posed as business’ to have cyanide posted so he could take his own life

DE  A YOUNG man invented a business in order to buy cyanide online and use the substance to take his own life, an inquest has heard. Assistant coroner for Dorset Richard Middleton has written to government organisations over his concerns that Kristiyan Petrov Danailov, who was just 21, was able to have the lethal substance posted to his Bournemouth address. ...

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Russian research facility known to house Smallpox virus involved in explosion, and fire

  CNN   (CNN) – An explosion has caused a fire at a Russian biological research facility that’s one of only two centers in the world known for housing samples of the smallpox virus. The blast occurred Monday during repair work of a sanitary inspection room at the Russian State Centre for Research on Virology and Biotechnology, known as Vector, near the ...

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Baltimore Officials Say Suspicious Van Was Stealing Diesel After Evacuating Parts Of Inner Harbor

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After evacuating part of downtown Baltimore and an hours-long investigation, police now believe the suspicious van leaking gas in a parking garage near the Inner Harbor was being used to steal diesel fuel, and was not as hazardous as initially believed. Police are continuing to do precautionary sweeps of buildings and parking garages in the area. Mayor ...

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Boston Haz-Mat mitigates Level 3 hazmat leak at Deer Island

  WHDH    BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston firefighters contained a Level 3 hazmat situation at Deer Island Saturday after a gallon of hydrogen peroxide leaked in a building, officials said. Firefighters responded to Deer Island at 7:20 p.m. for reports of one gallon of hydrogen peroxide leaking, officials said. The leak was classified as Level 3, which is the most dangerous ...

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Bomb Squad, HazMat teams remove dangerous material from home

WIBW  ESKRIDGE, Kan. (WIBW) — The Riley Co. Police Department’s bomb squad and hazardous material response team, along with multiple law enforcement agencies, all responded to an Eskridge home on Tuesday. According to the Wabaunsee Co. Sheriff’s Office, a family reported there may be explosive material inside a home, at 210 Mulberry St. The response teams located “dangerous and hazardous” ...

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2 SBI agents injured while rendering safe homemade explosive device

WRAL     A man is in custody after two State Bureau of Investigation agents were injured during an explosion early Friday in Sampson County, authorities said. Jimmy Tyndall, 33, was being held on several charges including larcency, possession of a weapon of mass destruction and mephedone possession. He was being held on a bond of $151,000 at the Sampson County ...

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Residential structure fire injures 2 firefighters, State Police; Haz-Mat response after HME operation found

  WHDH     CONCORD, MASS. (WHDH) – Two firefighters and a teenager were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a house fire in Concord triggered a potential hazardous materials situation, officials said. A fire at a home on Old Bedford Road prompted firefighters to declare a Tier 1 hazmat situation. Crews responding to the scene around 7:45 p.m. say they ...

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Chemical suicide attempt interrupted by state troopers; Haz-Mat response after troopers exposed to unknown chemicals in vehicle

Syracuse.com     HMN-State troopers pulled a man from the front seat of his Jeep Cherokee as he was allegedly attempting suicide; by using chemicals. Check out THE GRAY AREA by Phil Ambrose on Go/No Go decision making for cases like this one. LAFAYETTE, N.Y. — A Cicero man tried to kill himself early Monday by mixing chemicals in the front ...

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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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