Chemical awareness

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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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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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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