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Chemical leak to close I-75 ramp in Ohio for 24 hours

HMN- WHIO News reporting: A tanker was hauling sodium hydroxide when it exploded in Anna Thursday morning, officials said. The tanker driver said he had just filled up with fuel and was getting on southbound Interstate 75 when he heard a hissing sound. He got out of the tanker, and then it reportedly exploded. There was no fire, officials said. ...

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Train Derailment In Pendleton County, KY

HMN-According to LEX18.com  “No Hazardous Material Found Leaking After Train Derailment”. PENDLETON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) – The order to take shelter that was issued to residents who live near train tracks in Falmouth has been lifted. That order was given out after a CSX train carrying chemicals derailed. Twenty-four train cars are off the tracks.  Four of those cars were ...

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Proposed ‘Dangerous Goods’ Rail Car fee in CA

According to TheTribuneNews: The $45 fee for every train car carrying hazardous substances would be used to pay for the creation of specially trained hazmat teams in 12 gap areas, which include the lower Central Valley. Under the plan, the owner of the materials must pay the fee, which would be collected by the railroad companies and paid to the state. San ...

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Pesticide Spill Triggers Hazmat Response

HMN-A collision involving a truck hauling pesticides on state Highway 4 in California  triggered a hazardous materials response. BRENTWOOD – A collision involving a truck hauling pesticides on state Highway 4 in Brentwood this morning triggered a hazardous materials response, Contra Costa County hazardous materials officials said. The California Highway Patrol initially received a report at 9:23 a.m. that up ...

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Whats A “Unit” Train?

HMN-If you have never seen a Unit Train or don’t even know the term we are here to help. A unit train is a freight train carrying the same type of commodity, from origin to destination. Depending on the railroad and location, they can be between 65 cars in length and 200 cars (or more). The locomotives pulling the train ...

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What’s New with the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook

HMN-From our friends at Fire Engineering an article titled “What’s New with the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook” written by Stephen L. Hermann, the updates in the 2016 ERG are general to the ERG2012, expanded sections and hundreds of technical changes, but no major revisions. How to use this Guidebook” instructions on Page 1 are now in a flowchart (“decision tree” or ...

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Hazmat Spill Shuts Down Spalding Co. Highway

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Pool Chemical Spill, Chain Reaction Crash Close NY Parkway

HMN- According to News4 New York: Cars swerved to avoid a disabled vehicle on a parkway in Westchester, causing a chain reaction crash that ended in a hazardous materials cleanup, police say. Four vehicles crashed as they tried to avoid the disabled vehicle on Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh. One of the vehicles was carrying pool cleaning supplies, which spilled ...

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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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Hydrochloric acid leak eats away at the road in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania

HMN- According to local media outlets the tanker was noticed leaking while stopped at a stoplight. Crews discovered it had been leaking while driving and report that if motorist think they have driven in the acid they should consider washing their vehicles with a baking soda soap mixture because it could eat away a vehicles clear coat. No injuries had ...

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