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HAZMAT responds to suspicious substance at South Reno business

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(RGJ.com)   A strange white crystalline substance found near a South Reno business Monday morning prompted a response from hazmat crews from three different local agencies, but proved to be non-hazardous silica salt. The Reno Fire Department was called to the business, located at 500 Damonte Ranch Parkway, at about 9:18 a.m. Monday morning, according to Battalion Chief Mark Bohach. Concerned ...

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Small amount of diesel in NJ Days Creek

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  Tap Into Chatham   CHATHAM, NJ – Chatham Borough first responders and Morris County Hazmat personnel were called to deal with a small diesel fuel spill in Days Creek around noontime on Wednesday. According to Steve Williams, Chatham Borough Administrator, a “small amount of diesel fuel” was reported in Days Creek. An absorbent “boom” was placed in the creek ...

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North Carolina crews work gasoline spill

WSOCTv CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A tanker truck overturned early Wednesday afternoon on Mount Holly Road near Interstate 485 in west Charlotte, fire officials said, spilling gasoline across the roadway. Hazmat teams responded to the scene and said the tanker was carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline when it crashed. “It is affecting environmental areas such as storm drains and the ground itself. So right now, ...

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Strange powder call in El Cajon

(ABC) EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) – A hazmat team was called to an El Cajon home Tuesday after a man opened a letter that he said contained a strange powder. According to authorities, the incident happened in the 800 block of Alveda Avenue near Granite Hills Drive. Heartland Fire & Rescue Department officials said the man, identified as Christopher Donnelly, ...

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Truck full of Axe body spray catches fire near Austin

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(ABC) BELTON, Texas — A section of Interstate 35 in Texas was reduced to the consistency of gravel after a truck carrying Axe body spray exploded due to a fire igniting the highly flammable aerosol cans. An 18-wheeler was driving on I-35 through Belton, Texas, about 60 miles north of Austin, around 4 a.m. Friday when the driver saw a ...

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Toxic water being pumped from creek after Melbourne factory fire

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(9 News) Millions of litres of polluted water is being pumped out of a Tottenham Creek, contaminated by yesterday’s warehouse chemical fire. Stony Creek – which runs right beside Merriwa Kindergarten – had machinery funnelling 30 million litres of water into storm drains where it will be treated, instead of flowing straight into the Yarra. Firefighters have declared the warehouse ...

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Explosion at Milwaukee chemical site

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HMN-An explosion at a Milwaukee chemical plant leads to a HAZMAT incident on Saturday. (WTMJ) An explosion at a Milwaukee business led to a hazmat situation Saturday near 13th and St. Paul, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department. Milwaukee police said no one was hurt in the explosion. The business is Materion Advanced Chemicals Inc. Police and firefighters are evacuating the ...

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8 injured in oil refinery blast

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(RT.com)   Around 400 firefighters were deployed to battle a large fire ravaging a petroleum plant in Bavaria, while the locals were asked to keep doors and windows shut to avoid heavy smoke. A total of eight people were injured by the blast that rocked the Bayernoil refinery on Saturday in the town of Vohburg an der Donau in Bavaria, ...

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Chlorine and Natural gas leaks wreak havoc on Denver

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(ABC) DENVER — At least eight people were injured by a chlorine gas leak and a separate natural gas leak that happened almost simultaneously Friday morning in northeast Denver. The chlorine leak was reported around 10:38 a.m. Friday at 3910 Joliet St. The leak was eliminated and evacuations were lifted by at 12:15 p.m., according to the Denver Fire Department. At almost ...

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Building evacuated in Schenectady

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(ABC) SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A multi-family home in Schenectady was forced to evacuate after two people were taken to the hospital for serious illnesses. The Edison Avenue building houses 25 residents. It was evacuated Thursday night as a precaution. The Schenectady Fire Department received a 911 call around 4:30 p.m. for a resident who was seriously ill. The resident ...

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