Disaster Scenarios

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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Unknown White Powder Incident At Wal-Mart; Multiple Victims Exposed, Haz-Mat Investigating

KHQ Details are limited at this time on an ongoing incident at a Spokane, Washington Wal-Mart involving cash, and a reported white powder incident.  As of posting 5 people have been transported by EMS from the scene. SPOKANE, Wash. — The Walmart in North Spokane on Colton was evacuated Sunday evening after the discovery of some suspicious white powder. Fire ...

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Graniteville 14 Years Later: Lessons Learned, And Lives Remembered

  On the early morning hours of January 6th, 2005 the lives of thousands would change forever. With  hundreds hospitalized, thousands evacuated from their homes, 9 people died as a result of the accident.   There have been many learning lessons since the disaster from better understanding the incident management system, to resource ordering, accountability and initial response considerations.  With ...

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22 dead in blast outside northern China chemical plant

AP   An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world’s second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a loading area next to the plant operated by the Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. ...

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2 injured in yet another Austin area bombing

Austin bombing

Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-Two victims with non life threatening injuries have been hospitalized after yet another bombing in the Austin area on Sunday. (KXAN) AUSTIN (KXAN) – People living in the “Travis Country” neighborhood in southwest Austin are being told to remain inside their homes after two men were rushed to the hospital Sunday evening after ...

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Plume Over Atchinson City Kansas

HMN-Atchison, Kansas sodium hydrochloride and sulfuric acid accidentally mixed causing massive plume over city. Atchison Hospital posted on social media “if you feel you received exposure from the Chemical spill this morning at MGP to please do the following: Please shower. If you have a minor headache, sore throat, nasal congestion or a minor cough to take Benadryl and stay in cool ...

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Well Blowout, and What We Should Consider

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When Municipal Meets Industrial

Industrial Fire meets Municipal Fire HMN- Suncor power failure leads to yellow plume discharge near Denver, CO. According to the Denver Post; A power failure at the Suncor Energy refinery on Friday sent a yellow-orange smoke plume billowing over the area, forcing a highway closure and prompting a school lockdown, but fire officials said there were no concerns about public safety ...

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Rail tanker car with liquid chlorine developed leak, nearby communities evacuated!

HMN-News of the chlorine leak that ended up in multiple communities being evacuated has been been updated. Fire and Hazmat Officials have given the all clear. Folllow the full story at The News Center UPDATE: Wetzel County Dispatch confirms areas evacuated are now cleared UPDATE: Wetzel County Dispatch confirms areas evacuated are now cleared UPDATE: Wetzel County Dispatch confirms areas ...

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Rescue efforts underway for 3 railroad employees after trains collide near Panhandle, TX

Update New cell phone video of moments just after the initial impact are available here   HMN- As with most railway incidents this will take some time to sort out and understand what went wrong. However, at this time it’s still an ongoing search and rescue mission. PANHANDLE, TX (KFDA) – UPDATE 12:41 p.m. – Rescue operations are still ongoing at the scene. Residents ...

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