Chemical awareness

Large amount of anhydrous ammonia spilled

HMN- Although the spill is now contained anhydrous is no joking matter when spilled. News reports from WHEATLAND, Mo. Emergency Management Director Carolyn Ream says a large amount of anhydrous ammonia spilled along County Road 189 just north of Highway 254. Wheatland Volunteer Fire Chief Herman Galli says the gas came from a farm tank behind a tractor. He ...

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Michigan man injured in house fire after mysterious explosion

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HILLSDALE COUNTY, MI – A Jonesville man was seriously injured in a house fire Wednesday evening after something within the home exploded, igniting the blaze. At 7:15 p.m., June 29, Hillsdale County Sheriff’s deputies and fire crews were dispatched to the 2000 block of E. Mosherville Road in Jonesville for a report of an explosion and residential fire, according to ...

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Chemical mix-up forces residents to flee home.

HMN-According to the news articles it was an accidental mixture of two chemical compounds. In this case the responding units had good actionable intelligence to guide the response. News according to Daily Local News West Sadsbury, Pa.- Keystone Fire Company and Chester County HazMat were called to a home in the 300 block of Quarry Road at about noon Thursday ...

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Hazmat team neutralizes Easton chemical spill

      HMN- Careless disposal of what was described as a “strong acid” lead to city workers being treated for exposure and a county hazmat team being called in. Video of incident and it’s cleanup posted in the link below. When an Easton city worker grabbed the bag Tuesday morning from the garbage can in the first block of ...

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