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Charlotte Fire called to local school for malfunctioning toilet

Toilet

HMN-Charlotte Fire was called to a local school for a possible Hazmat situation Wednesday afternoon.  Upon arrival the school was evacuated for air quality concerns. (Fox 46) – A clogged toilet was the source of an “air quality” alert at South Mecklenburg High School that forced students and staff to evacuate the building  Wednesday afternoon, officials on scene told FOX 46 ...

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Man gets 25 years in prison for mailing cyanide to suicidal man

Potassium Cyanide

Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list HMN-Sidney P. Kilmartin has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for mailing cyanide to an English gentleman, who used the chemical for suicide. (Press Herald) The bizarre case of Sidney Kilmartin, 56, had been in federal court for four years. Sidney P. Kilmartin, the former Windham man convicted of sending cyanide to ...

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Four ducks euthanized after NZ oil spill

Ducks

Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-Four ducks were euthanized after an oil spill from a New Zealand industrial site.  Stuff.co reports that some of the oil may have entered the nearby Oreti river. Four ducks were euthanised following a large spill of used oil into a Southland waterway. Environment Southland was notified of the oil spill in a tributary of the Winton ...

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Mysterious substance sickens residents in Idaho

Substance

Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-Two residents were sickened after coming in contact with an unknown substance they found beneath their sink.  One resident handed the unknown powder to the other where he “Opened it up, and stuck his face in it.” KTVB EMMETT — Two Emmett residents have been released from the hospital after exposure to a ...

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Suspected suicide has HAZMAT team en route

Suicide

  The Mercury WEST WHITELAND >> Chester County hazmat crews were called to Roscioli Park Wednesday when a resident walking in the park found a possible suicide with the car running and a hose attached to an unknown tank. Police Detective Scott Pezick said responding police officers, not knowing the kind of gas that was in the vehicle, requested the ...

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