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Man attempting to cook meth triggers hazmat response

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(WPRI) RICHMOND, R.I. (WPRI) – A Richmond man was arrested Friday night after police and a hazmat team were called to a home off Richmond Townhouse Road. The man, who has not been identified, was attempting to cook meth in the kitchen, according to police. Police said they were contacted just after 6 p.m. Friday by the man’s girlfriend, who ...

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Chemical irritation at Blount Island terminal

(FirstCoast) Rescue crews, as well as a hazmat team, are responding to the 5200 block of Williams Mills Street Thursday where a shipping container is causing irritation to people near it, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

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23 hospitalized after Dominos Farms Hazmat incident

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  (WXYZ) Huron Valley Ambulance services says 23 people needed medical treatment after a HAZMAT incident at Domino’s Farms near Ann Arbor. The incident happened Tuesday evening. Officials from the Ann Arbor Township Fire Department, the Washtenaw County Hazardous Materials Team and the University of Michigan Police Department were dispatched to the scene. Huron Valley Ambulance transported 19 patients from the ...

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6 hospitalized after another possible intel hazmat situation

(Oregon Live) Emergency responders were back at Intel’s Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro on Monday, treating employees for mysterious respiratory issues for the second time in less than a week. Metro West Ambulance said it transported six people to nearby hospitals for what Intel described as “treatment of minor breathing difficulty.” Public safety officials described their conditions as “non-critical.” Metro ...

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Saltier waterways creating “Chemical Cocktails”

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(Eurekalert) A recent study led by University of Maryland researchers found that streams and rivers across the United States have become saltier and more alkaline over the past 50 years, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers and other salty compounds that humans indirectly release into waterways. The team named this effect “Freshwater Salinization Syndrome.” New research from the same UMD-led group ...

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Naked man rescued from confined space at sewage lift station

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(KNOE) HMN-A naked man was rescued from a sewage lift station in West Monroe, LA. “It’s just horrible,” said Manuel Acevedo works near that lift station on Thomas Road. “You never expect these type of things to happen.” Sewer workers found him Friday morning while doing maintenance work. A little before 9 o’clock, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office responded. “[We’re ...

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PA Haz-Mat Incident Requires Bomb Squad Response

  Hazelton Fire Department Fire crews in Pennsylvania responded to a report of a hazardous materials incident in town, and arrived on scene to find a substance that was deemed to be a bomb squad incident, and requested a response from near by Hershey, PA to assess the situation. 11/30/18: HFD was dispatched for a hazardous materials incident at 448 ...

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Oil line hit in Beaumont, CA

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(Patch) BEAUMONT, CA — A construction crew in Beaumont hit an oil line on Wednesday, prompting an hours-long hazmat response and road closure in town. The incident was first reported around 11:40 a.m. in the area of 4th Street and California, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Police subsequently closed off California between Louis Estrada and 3rd. Officials say ...

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22 dead in blast outside northern China chemical plant

AP   An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world’s second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a loading area next to the plant operated by the Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. ...

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Suspicious package investigation at Google building

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(NBC Bay Area) A suspicious substance investigation prompted evacuations Tuesday afternoon at a Google facility in Mountain View, officials said. A hazardous materials crew also responded to the scene on the 2600 block of Casey Avenue after an employee found an envelope with white powder inside. Crews inspected the powder and determined it was not harmful. No injuries were reported ...

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