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Lime green water has fire departments investigating

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(VC STAR) SIMI VALLEY – A stretch of the Arroyo Simi turned bright green Monday afternoon when an unknown substance entered the waterway from an outflow under the First Street bridge. The scenario brought hazardous materials teams and officials from multiple agencies, but authorities ultimately determined the product wasn’t harmful. At around 2:25 p.m., a caller told emergency dispatchers that water in the wash below ...

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(Video) El Dorado refinery fire/explosion

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(KSN) HMN-Recently an industrial fire and explosion occurred at the El Dorado HollyFrontier site. EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) – HollyFrontier in El Dorado said a fire in a pipe rack has now been contained. At approximately 8 a.m., the Emergency Response Team from HollyFrontier responded and safely contained the fire. The company said all non-essential personnel were evacuated, and that all employees ...

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One dead after fiery propane tanker explosion

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(FOX) CARROLLTON, Ohio-A man is dead after a tanker truck explosion in Carroll County Thursday. According to Carroll County authorities, David Ross, 48, of Pennsylvania, was driving southbound on State Route 332 when he went off the road, struck the guardrail and three telephone poles. The fully loaded propane tanker truck then went down into the lake and punctured the ...

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“Household hazmat emergency” in Sonoma County

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  (CBS) GUERNEVILLE (CBS SF) – The Sonoma County Department of Health Services issued a household hazardous waste warning on Tuesday in the aftermath of last week’s storm and subsequent widespread flooding. When the flood waters receded, places like downtown Guerneville were left a toxic mess. Gasoline, motor oil, weed killers and raw sewage from flooded septic tanks contaminated most ...

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Oil Spill Threatens UNESCO Heritage Site in Pacific

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  (ECOWatch)   An oil spill in the Pacific Ocean’s Solomon Islands after a mining company’s cargo ship ran aground is threatening an endangered environmental gem. “The impact of this oil spill will have a devastating effect on the surrounding environment, including potentially on a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the livelihood of the people of Rennell,” ...

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(Amazing Video) Massive pipeline rupture near Mexico, MO

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  (ABC 17) MEXICO, Mo. – – Crews are responding to a gas line rupture in Audrain County just north of Mexico. The rupture happened about 1 mile north of Mexico along Highway 15, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook a little after 5 a.m. The call came over the scanner shortly after 3:30 a.m. Viewers have told ...

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How the Omaha Fire Department prepares for HAZMAT calls

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  Tonight on @WOWT6News hear from @OmahaFireDept firefighters who recently had to put these on while responding to a call at Nathan Hale Middle School. pic.twitter.com/dNvyjK8qo0 — Lileana Pearson WOWT (@lileana_pearson) March 2, 2019   (WOWT)   OMAHA, Ne. (WOWT) – First-responders put their lives and health on the line every day. That situation played out Wednesday when the Omaha ...

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Drain cleaner sends one to hospital

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HMN-Drain cleaner fumes are to blame after one hospitalized in Washington. WTAE WASHINGTON — One person was sent to the hospital due to a hazmat situation at a home in Canonsburg, Washington County, on Thursday evening. According to Washington County emergency dispatchers, a large amount of a drain chemical was poured down a drain and apparently did not open the ...

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Over 50 hospitalized after chemical spill at Birmingham water works facility

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(ABC 33 40)   HMN-The chemicals involved currently are Ferric Sulfate, and Sodium Hypochlorite Over 50 people were transported to regional hospitals following a chemical spill at a Birmingham Water Works facility near Hwy 280. The incident began around 9:30 a.m. at the Shades Mountain Filter Plant when two chemicals (Ferric Sulfate and Sodium Hypochlorite) mixed and created a toxic ...

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Foreign exchange student orders Uranium online to Lyncourt home

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  (Syracuse) Police are investigating a package believed to contain uranium that was delivered to this house at 211 Schaffer Ave. in Lyncourt. (Rick Moriarty | rmoriarty@syracuse.c­om) (Rick Moriarty | rmoriarty@syracuse.com) LYNCOURT, N.Y. — A foreign exchange student ordered a small amount of uranium online from a Florida company and had it mailed to a Lyncourt home where she was ...

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