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Overturned tanker in Scott, LA leaking Glycolic Acid

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(KATC)   HMN-Louisiana State Police, Scott Fire Department, and the Lafayette HAZMAT team are on scene. Scott Fire Department, Lafayette Hazmat, and LSP Hazmat Officials are on the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer in Scott. The fire department says the crash occurred in the 800 Block of Heide Circle. The vehicle is said to be transporting Glycolic Acid. Crews are currently in ...

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Roads remain closed after chemical spill from timber yard (UK)

(Bourne Mouth Echo)   The Environment Agency (EA) and Dorset County Council’s (DCC) highways department have been working together to carry out the clean up close to Mannington Brook. While the leaked substance is believed to be a wood preservative from a timber yard, the exact details have still not been confirmed. The work being carried out by EA staff ...

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Mass funerals held for the nearly 70 killed in Dhaka chemical fire

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  (News 24) Mass funerals were held Friday for victims of a devastating fire in Dhaka – fuelled by illegally stored chemicals – that killed nearly 70 people, as investigators revealed that an even bigger disaster was narrowly avoided. Hundreds of chemical drums were found in the basement of one of five blocks engulfed by the inferno in the Bangladesh ...

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Four hospitalized after chlorine exposure

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  (Valley News Live) GRAND FORKS, N.D. Four people are ok this morning after being exposed to chlorine gas in Grand Forks. Fire officials say a homeowner poured bleach into a plugged floor drain and it reacted with a drain cleaner causing the gas. Four people in the home were taken to the hospital to be checked out. The full ...

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Center For Domestic Preparedness: 20 Million awarded in facility updates for training, student lodging, cafeteria and other on site projects

Center For Domestic Preparedness      CDP to receive $20M to enhance facilities The Center for Domestic Preparedness will receive an additional $20 million to modernize facilities, courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2019. The funding boost was first announced Friday by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. In a release, the ...

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Concerning substance found at Nipomo property

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(KSBY) HMN-The discovery is believed to be a Honey Oil lab.   UPDATE (3:15 p.m.) – Sheriff’s officials say no arrests have been made in connection to the honey oil lab discovery and the investigation is ongoing. UPDATE (12:18 p.m.) – San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s officials say deputies serving an eviction notice at a property along the 1100 block ...

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Substance being investigated after Las Vegas death

(Las Vegas Sun) HMN-Hazmat has been requested because the possible suicide victim, potentially was exposed to a hazardous substance. A hazmat team was requested to help investigate a possible suicide because the dead person “may have been exposed to a hazardous material,” according to Metro Police. The incident was reported in a fourplex in the 5300 block of Retablo Avenue, ...

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(Videos) Hazmat rigs responding

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  HMN-Few things do we love more than watching a rig responding, and a wailing Q siren.  Check out these videos of rigs responding recently.    

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Fire at TESLA plant requires HAZMAT team intervention

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(Breitbart) A recent fire at Tesla’s production plant in Fremont, California, required a hazmat unit to extinguish, but Elon Musk’s car company claims it will not affect production. CNBC reports that a fire broke out at Tesla’s production plant in Fremont, California, in an area where the company stores some hazardous materials. Tesla has previously handled factory fires with its ...

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HAZMAT called after 3 year old found dead in bucket of acid

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HMN-After the tragic discovery, the couples other four children were turned over to Child Protective Services. (East Texas Matters) LAREDO, Texas (NBC News) – Two Laredo parents are facing multiple charges after their 3-year-old daughter’s body was found in a bucket apparently containing acid. Laredo police arrested37-year-old Monica Dominguez and 32-year-old Gerardo Zavala Loredo for allegedly covering up the death of ...

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