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Beach Park Chemical Spill Prompts Hazmat Response; 1 mile vapor cloud reported

  NBC 5     A dangerous chemical spill prompted a hazardous materials response in suburban Beach Park, forcing residents to shelter-in-place for several hours and closing schools Thursday morning. At 5 a.m., the Lake County sheriff’s office tweeted that anyone within a one-mile radius of the intersection of North Green Bay Road and East 29th Street should stay inside with ...

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Fiery Train Derailment Prompts Evacuations in Fort Worth; Incident Command Post catches fire

NBC5     A Union Pacific freight train carrying ethanol went off its tracks in a Fort Worth neighborhood Wednesday morning and caught fire, prompting an evacuation of nearby homes and a hazardous materials response. It happened at about 12:40 a.m. along the 3200 block of Yuma Street, on the city’s southeast side. Firefighters said it’s unclear what caused the cars ...

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Driver killed after ammonium nitrate explodes in south Arkansas; area evacuated after blast that was heard miles away

Camden News   The driver of a fertilizer truck was killed when the truck’s wheels caught fire and it exploded in southern Arkansas Wednesday morning, causing a boom that was heard for miles and prompting an evacuation of the surrounding area, authorities said. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melody Daniel confirmed the fatality and said three firefighters were also ...

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Overturned 18 wheeler transporting chemicals shuts down roadway, 2nd vehicle requiring extrication to remove driver

      WSPA       EASLEY, S.C. (WSPA) — Authorities say a tractor trailer hauling a chemical overturned after sideswiping a pickup truck in Easley. The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 123 near SC 124. Lance Cpl. Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said the tractor trailer driver crossed a center line and sideswiped a ...

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CSX train derails on Jacksonville’s Northside, Haz-Mat Teams Conducting Assessments

News4JAX   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A CSX train derailed Sunday night near the Busch plant on Jacksonville’s Northside.  A major cleanup was underway Monday as eight rail cars, two of which were carrying ethanol, went off the tracks around 10 p.m. at Main Street North and Busch Drive, CSX reported. CSX representatives said no one was injured in the incident and there are no ...

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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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MC-331 Overturns Carrying Propane, Shuts Down Major Highway, Evacuations Occur

Bay City News   A major highway has been reopened, and voluntary evacuations have been cancelled after a semi truck was uprighted, haz-mat, CHP said. All highways have been reopened in San Jose after a propane tanker overturned on the Interstate Highway 280 on ramp to Interstate Highway 880 Friday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The tanker flipped around ...

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Baldwin Park crash: Several lanes closed on EB 10 Freeway after big rig carrying acid overturns

ABC7/KABC A semi-truck carrying a payload of acid overturned Tuesday morning on the 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park, prompting the closure of four eastbound lanes, authorities said.   According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash left the big rig on its side and was reported at 1:39 a.m. Whether anyone was seriously injured was not immediately clear. SIGALERT UPDATE ...

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“Catastrophic” Chemical Leak Shuts Down Delaware Memorial Bridge

Traffic Delay NBC The leak of a highly-flammable chemical from a plant next to the Delaware Memorial Bridge forced a shutdown of the dual-span suspension bridge on Sunday creating a traffic nightmare during the travel rush home from the Thanksgiving holiday.   The complete shutdown happened around 5 p.m. Sunday after ethylene oxide began leaking from the Croda Atlas Point ...

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Liquid CO2 Kills Driver in Minnesota Delivery Accident

CDL LIFE   A Minnesota truck driver was found dead in the back of his truck Wednesday morning after a delivery attempt at a local McDonald’s.  The driver quickly became overcome by carbon dioxide when the chemical began leaking from the rear end of his truck.   A Minnesota truck driver was found dead in the back of his truck ...

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