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Big rig tanker overturns in east Houston

HMN- Its big rig day in the nation. Another roll over of a tanker was reported in Houston. Luckily the truck was reportedly hauling glycerin, a non-toxic food additive. The news report indicated the tank rolled over on a fire hydrant and the additive spilled out during the wreck.   A big rig tanker overturned early Wednesday morning in east Houston, prompting ...

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100 gallons of diesel fuel spills onto Interstate 295 in Chesterfield, Virginia

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HMN- Just like you would think the majority of runs across the nation are fuel spill related. Are you ready for the next one? Do you want to learn more? Check out the podcast below to sharpen up on situations involving DOT 407 tankers, plus many more valuable lessons from the guys! According to Virginia media outlet NBC 12   ...

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Tanker Truck Involved in Fiery 3-Vehicle Crash in Downtown Los Angeles

One person was left critically injured following a fiery three-vehicle crash involving a tanker truck downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning. The collision occurred just before 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of South Central Avenue and East 16th Street, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A fire erupted after two cars and a delivery truck carrying ...

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300 gallon tub Spills shuts down Indiana community

HMN- According to multiple news sources the Indiana highway in Morgan County is back open. The event timeline is below: 12:20 p.m. Friday At approximately 12:15 p.m. Friday, Ind. 44 from Ind. 37 has been closed due to a chemical spill from a truck. Northbound Ind. 37 between Ind. 252 and Ind. 44 has also been closed, along with part of ...

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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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11 Tank cars derailed in Oregon, fire engulfed the scene

HMN- What appears to be a unit train carrying oil derailed and caught fire near the Columbia River in Oregon. A Unit Train is one that transports a single commodity directly from producer to consumer and they typically are 100 cars. They are most typically used in crude oil transportation due to the flexibility of where the rail line can deliver those large amounts ...

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50 lbs of Dynamite located and burned

HMN- This week is full of unknowns in the Nation! Responding to multiple hazmat incidents across the country of unknown origins has made for a busy week. Stay safe HMN while you continue to respond to these dangerous calls! As Fat Albert would say DYNAMITE! FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Interstate 17 in Flagstaff was closed after Arizona Department of Transportation ...

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Liquid plastic spill shuts down interstate

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HMN- A significant spill from a overturned semi near Atlanta shuts down the interstate. What was described by Fox 5 reporters as “thousands of gallons liquid plastic” had stopped all traffic and emergency crews used absorbent booms to help contain the product. After reviewing the article from Fox 5 News, what can you determine from a size up of the ...

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Chemical leak stopped after train derailment in D.C.

HMN-The derailment of a CSX train in Washington, D.C. has forced many commuters to find a different way to work. Emergency Services, including hazardous materials teams, were at the site.   New Video Shows CSX Train Derailment in Washington, DC Exclusive: CSX Train Derailment and hazmat at Rhode Island Ave, NE Washington, DC

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Train derailment causes HazMat leak and evacuation – video

UPDATES from The Daily Advertiser: Residents of about 120 homes, including a mobile home park, remain evacuated because of an 11-car train derailment in Scott, Master Troop Brooks David told The Daily Advertiser. More

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