Chemical awareness

Boom goes the pool chemicals!

HMN- We told you about the P in the pool in a prior article. Now look at this Midwest explosion story about mixing the “shock”!   JOHNSON CO., Ind. — A Center Grove couple learned a dangerous lesson Tuesday night when they mixed pool chemicals inside their house. Firefighters say the couple combined two separate pool shocks in their kitchen ...

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Detroit hazmat cleanup described as “an organic, acidic corrosive liquid.”

HMN- Semi-truck crashes on I-94 ramp in Detroit, prompting hazmat cleanup. According to the National Association of Corrosion Engineers website. The corrosion of materials by organic acids is complicated by the virtually unlimited number of possible compounds. The corrosion of metals by organic acid is often confounded by trace impurities such as oxygen and metallic salts. This paper concentrates on ...

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Hazardous materials slow warehouse fire investigation

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According to News 10 MEDFORD — A three-alarm warehouse fire was all hands on deck for Jackson County Fire District Three Friday night. Now, the investigation is put on hold as hazardous material crews clean out the building. “We oftentimes aren’t aware of what the contents of the building are. There was no placarding on this building or anything to ...

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Hazmat situation in Police Bathroom, Detectives have nothing to go on!

HMN- This one was to good to pass up. Our brothers in blue had to evacuate after toilet cleaners were mixed together. Luckily, those treated were released after being evaluated. But, the fact remains The Hazmat Team had to flush this one out on their own. Read the full story according to ABC, WMUR 9 SALEM, N.H. —The Salem Police ...

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5 workers hospitalized after hazmat incident in Wisconsin

HMN- Five employees were treated for injuries when a mixture of Sodium Chlorite 25% and Sulfuric Acid were accidentally combined on Tuesday. Those five people taken to the hospital were treated for irritation and respiratory complications after the spill. More than 100 employees were forced to evacuate the factory and OSHA officials were called to the scene. Authorities were interviewing potential witnesses and ...

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There’s no “P” in our Pool!

HMN- Since this is considered the unofficial pool opening weekend in middle America, what better time to pose the question: “What do you really know about all those chemicals that you’re using?”  I would like to ask those people shopping the pool aisle if they have ever had a bad chemical experience?  As I recall during my summers working as ...

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