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Band members house burns down; Raises question on when specialty teams should be called in.

Cannibal corpse fire

(Revolver)   HMN-Firefighters discovered multiple “military grade” flamethrowers inside the residence.  Which raises the question, at what point, do you believe specialty teams should be called in? Pat O’ Brien, lead guitarist for Cannibal Corpse, has been arrested for breaking into a Northdale, Florida, home and then running at a deputy with a knife. ABC Tampa Bay reports that O’Brien, 53, ...

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Chemical spill at Norman, OK Walmart

Walmart hazmat

(KFOR) NORMAN, Okla. – A local chemical spill is still a mystery after the Norman Fire Department said they couldn’t identify what was in the air that caused two people to go to the hospital. Around 4 p.m. on Saturday, the fire department and hazmat team were called to the Walmart along Interstate Dr. and Main St. One shopper said she heard ...

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Oil spills from well in Rattlesnake Bayou

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(The Maritime Executive) The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to an oil discharge near Port Sulphur, Louisiana. On Sunday, Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center that a crude oil well in Rattle Snake Bayou, southwest of Port Sulphur, was leaking. The amount discharged has not been determined; the well is rated ...

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3 dead from apparent CO poisoning in York County

(WSOC TV) ROCK HILL, S.C. – Three men are dead in Rock Hill from what appears to be accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, the York County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies were called around 5 p.m. Saturday to a home on Cherry Street, off Red River Road, where the men were found unconscious and not breathing. Deputies said they do not suspect foul ...

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Man attempting to cook meth triggers hazmat response

Methamphetamine

(WPRI) RICHMOND, R.I. (WPRI) – A Richmond man was arrested Friday night after police and a hazmat team were called to a home off Richmond Townhouse Road. The man, who has not been identified, was attempting to cook meth in the kitchen, according to police. Police said they were contacted just after 6 p.m. Friday by the man’s girlfriend, who ...

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Chemical irritation at Blount Island terminal

(FirstCoast) Rescue crews, as well as a hazmat team, are responding to the 5200 block of Williams Mills Street Thursday where a shipping container is causing irritation to people near it, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

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23 hospitalized after Dominos Farms Hazmat incident

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  (WXYZ) Huron Valley Ambulance services says 23 people needed medical treatment after a HAZMAT incident at Domino’s Farms near Ann Arbor. The incident happened Tuesday evening. Officials from the Ann Arbor Township Fire Department, the Washtenaw County Hazardous Materials Team and the University of Michigan Police Department were dispatched to the scene. Huron Valley Ambulance transported 19 patients from the ...

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6 hospitalized after another possible intel hazmat situation

(Oregon Live) Emergency responders were back at Intel’s Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro on Monday, treating employees for mysterious respiratory issues for the second time in less than a week. Metro West Ambulance said it transported six people to nearby hospitals for what Intel described as “treatment of minor breathing difficulty.” Public safety officials described their conditions as “non-critical.” Metro ...

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Saltier waterways creating “Chemical Cocktails”

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(Eurekalert) A recent study led by University of Maryland researchers found that streams and rivers across the United States have become saltier and more alkaline over the past 50 years, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers and other salty compounds that humans indirectly release into waterways. The team named this effect “Freshwater Salinization Syndrome.” New research from the same UMD-led group ...

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Naked man rescued from confined space at sewage lift station

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(KNOE) HMN-A naked man was rescued from a sewage lift station in West Monroe, LA. “It’s just horrible,” said Manuel Acevedo works near that lift station on Thomas Road. “You never expect these type of things to happen.” Sewer workers found him Friday morning while doing maintenance work. A little before 9 o’clock, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office responded. “[We’re ...

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