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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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Chemical exposure prompts medic response

Source: KIRO7 TUKWILA, Wash. — Three men at a Tukwila rail yard are reporting shortness of breath after being exposed to hazardous chemicals. Two of the men are being evaluated by medics on-scene. The other man was transported to Valley Medical Center. The chemicals appear to have come from a shipping container containing corrosive material. The rail yard, situated in ...

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CNG Trash Truck Explosion – Video

Source: Youtube/Associated Press Related: How well do you know your 4 gas detector? Quiz

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Tank cars full of sulfuric acid derail off tracks in Martinez, hazmat crews at the scene

Source: KRON MARTINEZ (KRON) – Hazmat crews have been called to the scene where three train tank cars derailed off their tracks in Martinez Wednesday morning. The train tank cars derailed around 8 a.m. on Marina Vista Avenue and Interstate 680 near the Benicia Bridge. The tank cars are full of sulfuric acid but are not leaking, according to the ...

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