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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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Iowa firefighters prepare for HAZMAT situations

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(KWWL) DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – Like much of Iowa, railways are important to the Dubuque’s economy, but what if those railways also posed a potential danger. Firefighters trained Thursday for a scenario they never hope to face. “The idea is to respond to hazardous material instance that may happen on or off the water,” said Dubuque Assistant Fire Chief Greg ...

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HAZMAT situation over at poultry processing plant

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  (WAFF) GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – A nearly 36 hour long saga is over as crews are now cleaning up and preparing to go home after a fire and gas leak at a Guntersville poultry processing plant. Fire department officials say they believe this is the longest hazmat operation they’ve ever been a part of. Crews continued to work to ...

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Investigation underway following hazmat situation near UCSD

(10 News) SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The FBI is investigating following a hazmat situation in La Jolla Thursday afternoon. According to authorities, the incident started around 1 p.m. on the 9400 block of La Jolla Farms Road near UCSD and the Scripps Reserve trail. Throughout the afternoon, people who appeared to be workers at the home could be seen sitting ...

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One hospitalized after chemical spill at Arizona facility

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(GCMAZ) There was a hazmat incident at Superior Industries in Prescott Valley today. Central Arizona Fire and Medical crews responded to the facility on the 98-hundred block of Superior Lane after a chemical spill Tuesday morning. Members of the Prescott Area Hazardous Materials Response Team, along with area fire crews tended to the spill, cleanup and removal of the chemical. ...

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Possible crude oil spill onto OKC road

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(KFOR) OKLAHOMA CITY – According to the Oklahoma City Fire Department, an “unknown petroleum product” has spilled onto a road in west Oklahoma City. The Hazmat Team is on scene near SW 15th and Mustang Rd. Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials say the spill involves the northbound lanes of Mustang Rd., a quarter mile north toward Reno, and the southbound to ...

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HAZMAT investigates letter sent to Maine senators home

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(Daily Caller) A hazmat team was reportedly sent to Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins’s home in the state Monday after a suspicious letter was found. “Members of our Criminal Investigation Division are currently on scene and the investigation is ongoing. The Bangor Fire Department and a HAZMAT team from Orono, Maine, are assisting the investigation,” Bangor, Maine, police Sergeant Wade ...

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Small fire leads to hazmat situation at water treatment facility

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(CBS) MT. OLIVER (KDKA) — Firefighters and a Hazmat team were called to a scary situation at the Penn American Water treatment plant on Monday afternoon. Fast-acting employees deserve the credit for containing the small fire that broke out around 2:15 p.m. at the plant on Becks Run Road in Mount Oliver. Baldwin Borough and Mount Oliver Fire Departments both ...

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