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More than 100 firefighters assist on Fitchburg CO incident

According to news reports out of Wisconsin Channel 3000 “More than 100 firefighters from multiple agencies across Dane County worked 17 hours to remove hazardous material at a Fitchburg plastics company’s production building, an official said Saturday.”

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Hazmat Crews Evacuate East Tulsa Complex – KTUL.com – Tulsa, Oklahoma

KTUL.com – Tulsa, Oklahoma – News, Weather http://www.ktul.com/clip/11138089/hazmat-crews-evacuate-east-tulsa-complex

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Mix of Chlorine, Unknown Chemical Leads To HazMat Response at Santa Rosa Hotel – Update

REposted By Susan C. Schena (Patch Staff) February 10, 2015 at 7:15pm A Santa Rosa Fire Department official said a mixture of powdered bleach and the residue of an unknown chemical in a barrel caused a hazardous materials response at a hotel in northwest Santa Rosa this morning. Battalion Chief Mark Basque said the chemicals that were inadvertently mixed inside ...

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Strong odor leads to hazmat response at Santa Rosa motel

reposted BY RANDI ROSSMANN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT February 10, 2015, 12:13PM Updated 1 hour ago. A bad reaction from pool chemicals created a hazardous materials incident Tuesday morning at a Hopper Avenue motel, a Santa Rosa fire official said. The investigation at the Best Western, Wine Country Inn and Suites brought 20 Santa Rosa firefighters and fire officials. Firefighters blocked ...

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KY 627 closed at Clark-Bourbon Co. line after tanker overturns, driver injured.

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – Authorities say a driver was injured after the tanker truck he was driving overturned on a Clark County Road. According to the fire department the truck overturned on KY 627 at the Bourbon-Clark County line. We’re told tanker is not leaking at this time but crews have been called out to help with cleanup. Dispatchers ...

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Semitrailer wreck spills hydrochloric acid

Reposted Chadron Record staff CHADRON, Neb. | A state Hazmat Team responded to the site of a chemical spill Wednesday afternoon on West Ash Creek Road. An Industrial Chemical truck from Denver, Colo., turned over approximately two miles from the Crow Butte Uranium Mine as it was making a delivery of hydrochloric acid to the facility. Dawes County Deputy Sheriff ...

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Equipment failure causes fire at Washington Co. gas drilling site | www.wpxi.com

Reposted NORTH STRABANE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Range Resources spokesperson said an equipment failure was the cause of a fire at a gas drilling site in Washington County Wednesday evening. Dispatchers from 911 confirmed calls came in around 5:15 p.m. for a working fire at the Jeffries drilling location near Ross Road in North Strabane Township. Matt Pitzarella, Range Resources ...

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Marshal seeks merger of hazmat, rescue operations

reposted, Posted: February 3, 2015 – 4:45pm By Austin Fisher Special to The Capital-Journal Kansas Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen urged legislators Tuesday to merge management of the marshal office’s hazardous materials program with the state’s independent search and rescue operation. A bill before the House Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee would formally link coordination and funding of the marshal’s hazardous materials ...

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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: ‘BOMB TRAINS’ TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS ACROSS REGION

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Action News is investigating the transportation of a highly flammable and hazardous chemical that is being shipped right through the center of Philadelphia. It’s called Bakken oil. It’s a form of crude oil. Early Saturday, 11 tank cars of a CSX train carrying crude oil derailed in South Philadelphia. Last January, a 111-car CSX train partially derailed ...

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FBI Now Involved in Samaritan’s Purse Powder Probe

reposted from www.goblueridge.netWritten by Steve Frank Monday, 02 February 2015 06:46 In response to the white powder received in a suspicious letter at Samaritan’s Purse Friday afternoon, a release came Friday night said that, the FBI is involved in what is still an active investigation with a number of state, local, and federal law enforcement partners involved.  The release goes ...

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