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Dow Still Searching for Cause of Mysterious Chemical Release

Reposted from KQED By Sara Hossaini APR 2, 2015 Contra Costa County health officials say they’re satisfied so far with Dow Chemical Co.’s response to a recent chemical release at its Pittsburg plant, and hope to form a more complete picture later this month of what happened and why. The company presented its preliminary report on the March 27 incident ...

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Mace triggers hazmat response at Seattle homeless center

reposted from KOMO Staff Published: Apr 24, 2015 at 9:24 AM PDT SEATTLE – A Pioneer Square building that serves homeless people was evacuated and three people were treated by medics after mace was released inside the building Friday morning in Pioneer Square, fire officials said. A hazardous material response team was dispatched to the scene, the Compass Housing Alliance at ...

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CSB – Report/Recommendations released for 12 accidents

  From CSB – Washington, DC, April 20, 2015—The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion. All View of fire at BP ...

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Firefighters released from hospital after chemical spill

Reposted from WPBF, WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —West Palm Beach firefighters were working Friday to determine the source of fumes that caused a man to collapse inside his apartment. Authorities said firefighters responded to a call of difficulty breathing about 12:30 p.m. inside the Palm Club community at 1003 Green Pine Blvd. West Palm Beach Fire Chief Kevin Lewis said ...

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Hazmat Crews at Mercer County Water Filtration Plant

According to NBC news out of Philadelphia: Hazmat crews responded to a Mercer County water filtration plant Wednesday morning for a chlorine leak inside the facility. The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. in the Trenton Water Works plant located on Route 29 near the Calhoun Street Bridge, according to officials. There are no reported injuries. Authorities said they are investigating ...

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Hazmat responds to Ebola scare at south Forsyth motel

According to www.forsythnews.com SOUTH FORSYTH — A woman who had recently traveled out of the country was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth on Monday afternoon after the county’s hazardous materials and decontaminations units responded to unconfirmed reports that she exhibited symptoms of the Ebola virus. No information has been released on the woman’s identity or whether she is a Forsyth County ...

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HazMat crews called to college in PHX

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HAZMAT situation shuts down part of Main Street in Spencer, West Virginia

reposted… Posted: Apr 07, 2015 5:57 PM PDTUpdated: Apr 07, 2015 6:01 PM PDT Pictures Courtesy Chris Fountaine UPDATE 8:25pm: 59 News spoke to Roane County 911 who relayed the following new information: The compound in question is sodium bisulfate.  The material was in containers on an 18 wheel box truck that had come into Spencer earlier in the day ...

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New Mexico State University is reporting a hazmat incident on the main campus.

According to NM news http://www.lcsun-news.com/ LAS CRUCES >> New Mexico State University is reporting a hazmat incident on the main campus. The university sent out a notification around 8:30 Tuesday morning alerting the community of a spill at the Computer Center. “Emergency personnel are on the scene,” the notification reads. “Please avoid the area. The incident has resulted in the ...

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Threatening letter with powder opened at Boulder JCC

According to 9News out of BOULDER – Boulder Fire is responding to a hazmat situation at the Boulder Jewish Community Center at 3800 Kalmia Avenue. According to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, a letter containing a message that said “your (sic) have enemies,” and containing a white powder was opened on Monday. The JCC called the authorities. When deputies arrived ...

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