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Statue of Liberty evacuated due to propane fire

Propane

HMN-One construction worker has been injured. (CBS) NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An propane fire on Liberty Island prompted a partial evacuation of the park and Statue of Liberty monument. According to National Park Police, a call came in to the FDNY around noon about a fire burning in a construction zone for the new security screening facility for the island. ...

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Hazmat called to oil spill following boat fire

Oil spill

(WTKR) HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue responded to a boat fire at the Bluewater Yacht Yards in Hampton Monday morning. Dispatchers received a call for a boat fire at 3:38 a.m. and were able to knock the fire down at 4:12 a.m. According to a tweet by the Hampton Fire Department, hazmat was called to ...

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70 year old believed to have been poisoned with Fentanyl and Heroin

fentanyl

(Baltimore Sun) After a 70-year-old Baltimore woman died in July from what police say was narcotic poisoning, relatives are still awaiting answers on whether she was drugged. When authorities found Gloria Johnson unresponsive with no signs of trauma in her home on East Preston Street in the Eastern District on July 13, detectives initially called Johnson’s death suspicious. Homicide detectives ...

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(Breaking) Active acid leak on I-880 in California

acid

HMN-An active Nitric acid, and Sulfuric acid leak has closed I-880 in both directions Friday afternoon. (ABC) HAYWARD, Calif. — A sulphuric and nitric acid leak from a truck has forced the closure I-880 in both directions near the Winton Avenue exit in Hayward, according to a spokesman for the CHP. Officer Manuel Leal said the leak was reported shortly ...

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UK crews battle refinery fire

Refinery fire

HMN-UK fire crews battled a fire at an area oil refinery.  (BBC) Six fire engines were called to the Stanlow plant in Ellesmere Port at 14:16 BST to tackle a blaze inside a chemical manufacturing unit. Smoke and flames were visible from as far as eight miles (13km) away, according to eye witnesses. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) said ...

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What happens to chemicals during a hurricane?

Hurricane

HMN-Popular Science discusses what happens to chemicals when they are spread during a hurricane type disaster. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency must implement “life-saving protections” that prevent the accidental release of toxic chemicals into the air and help emergency workers respond to chemical disasters. These protections were supposed to take effect in ...

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Middle school evacuated due to hazmat leak

Hazmat

(Sun Chronicle) NORFOLK — Emergency crews took care of a potentially dangerous situation involving a chemical reaction Tuesday at King Philip Middle School. No children were at the school at the time, but staff who were there preparing for the start of the school year were evacuated. The incident started Tuesday morning when town building and fire department officials conducting ...

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Iceland oil spill caused by failed meter

Oil spill

HMN-Around 1,500 liters entered the ocean. (Iceland review) Clean up of an oil spill which occurred yesterday evening in Fáskrúðsfjörður, East Iceland, has gone well, RÚV reports. An employee of Skeljungur was pumping oil onto a ship in Fáskrúðsfjörður fjord around 6.00pm yesterday when he noticed an unusually strong smell of oil. According to Skeljungur, a failed meter had caused ...

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No injuries reported after pool chemical explosion

Chemical explosion

HMN-No injuries were reported after chemicals that were being mixed exploded at a Massachusetts residence. (NECN) No one was injured Saturday night when mixed pool chemicals exploded at a home on Glen Street in Whitman, Massachusetts. the incident occurred at the home just off of Route 18. The people inside of the home had been mixing pool chemicals, and that ...

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Lightning strikes oil tank in St. Martin Parish

Tank fire

HMN-More action in Louisiana this after noon as lightning strikes a tank battery in St. Martin Parish. (KATC) Crews are on the scene of an oil tank fire in St. Martin Parish on Breaux Bridge Highway. According to firefighters, lightning hit an old oil tank causing it to catch. The fire is still burning and firefighters are working to put ...

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