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Propane equipment fire behind Bern Township business

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HMN-The Reading Eagle reports that the equipment mixes liquid propane and vapors. BERN TOWNSHIP, PA —   Numerous fire companies responded to a Bern Township manufacturing plant late Sunday after an exterior piece of equipment that mixes propane caught on fire. The tank was emitting gas that was aflame when crews arrived shortly after 11:30 p.m. at Eagle Metals, 1243 ...

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Home invasion leads to HAZMAT investigation.

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HMN-After the incident, the resident was transported to a local hospital for mental health evaluation. (Turnto10) Police in Westerly responded to a home invasion call, but they didn’t find an intruder, they found suspicious devices. Westerly police Capt. Shawn Lacey told NBC 10 News that that officers found no intruder at the Ashaway Road home, but did find suspicious wiring ...

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Carbon Dioxide kills man at SunTrust Park

HMN-AJC.com reports that the fire department conducted testing that showed the Carbon Dioxide levels doubled quickly while the man was inside the cooler.   A Cobb County autopsy report released Thursday claims that the man who died inside a walk-in cooler at SunTrust Park in June was accidentally killed by carbon dioxide. Todd Keeling, 48, collapsed and died because carbon ...

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Atlanta firefighters called to fire at MARTA battery maintenance facility

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(AJC) A fire at a MARTA battery maintenance facility in northeast Atlanta was extinguished, but it prompted a response by the fire department hazmat team, officials said. MARTA service was not affected, and DeKalb Avenue, which is near the incident, was reopened to traffic after a few hours. “This room supplies battery power to trains if electrical power goes out,” ...

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Hazmat called after worker falls at post office

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(ABC 7) A report of hazardous materials has been secured after a worker was injured in a fall Friday afternoon at the Old Chicago Main Post Office in the Loop. The Chicago Fire Department got the HazMat call about 1 p.m. for the building, located at 433 W. Van Buren, according to department spokesman Larry Merritt. A worker fell about ...

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Possible bomb found at home of Bill and Hillary Clinton

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  (Fox) NEW YORK (FOX5NY) – A ‘bomb’ was found at the home of Hillary and Bill Clinton in a New York City suburb. The Times reported that it was found by a technician who screen mail for the former first couple.  They live in the hamlet of Chappaqua in northern Westchester County. It comes a day after an explosive device ...

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3 hospitalized after Connecticut hazmat scene

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(Houston Chronicle) CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Three workers at a Connecticut transfer station were taken to the hospital after being exposed to potentially hazardous fumes. Fire officials say there was some sort of chemical reaction in a trash container at the Canton town transfer station at about 8 a.m. Tuesday and the workers inhaled the fumes. Deputy Fire Chief Ryan ...

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BREAKING-ERT activated at Texas Nuclear facility

(NewsWeek) A nuclear weapons plant in Texas called in an emergency response team on Monday to deal with an “unexpected event,” reported local outlet KAMR/KCIT. KAMR/KCIT reported that there was no impact off the site—the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas—but that some local roads had been closed amid the unspecified emergency. An unverified Twitter account that appeared to belong to the Pantex ...

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White powder discovered at Hartford school

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(WFSB) HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) — Emergency crews were called to a school in Hartford after a white powdery substance was found by some students. The incident was reported on Monday before 2:30 p.m. at the Burns Latino Studies Academy, according to fire officials. Fire officials said while at recess, some students found an object, possibly a stress ball, that emitted ...

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14 year long oil spill quietly seeps into Gulf

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(Washington Post) An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history. Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 miles off the Louisiana coast ...

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