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Recent report shows new trend in chemical suicides; Paraphenylenediamine

Skull

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2 treated at Temecula restaurant for “unknown substance” exposure

HMN-Two people were treated at a restaurant in Temecula after an exposure to an “unknown substance”.  First on scene firefighters determined the substance may have caused the illness in the two patrons, and called for HAZMAT team assistance.  (Redlands Daily Facts) TEMECULA — Two people were taken to hospitals Friday night with minor injuries after becoming ill at a Temecula ...

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10 million dollars worth of Fentanyl seized in NYC vehicle

Fentanyl

HMN-Police in NYC seized a fentanyl supply with a street value of 10 million dollars from a cooler filled with fish.  NBC 4 reports that the amount is enough for 1 million lethal doses. One million lethal doses of fentanyl worth up to $10 million were found wrapped inside fish in the back of a car as police conducted surveillance ...

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Chemical plants placed near waterways may be bigger hazard than once thought

Chemical plant

HMN-Placing large chemical processing facilities near waterways once was a normal practice for logistical reasons. Now, that may be more of a hazard than we once thought.  (Quartz Media) Chemical plants and sites of heavy industry are often located near coasts and waterways; they were originally placed to take advantage of the ease of shipping products by water, and the ...

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Elementary school evacuated for CO levels

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Lake Hopatcong diesel spill

Diesel spill

HMN-Hazmat crews had to chop through ice to deploy more containment boom after an unknown amount of diesel fuel spilled into the lake. (NJ Herald) JEFFERSON — An unknown amount of diesel fuel began flowing into Lake Hopatcong on Sunday and state and Morris County hazmat crews were still on the scene Monday chopping through ice to install additional containment ...

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Bakersfield police investigate death; HAZMAT on scene

Hazmat death

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China chemical plant explosion kills 4

Chemical plant

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Picric acid causes South Carolina hazmat scare

HazmAt

HMN-Firefighters in South Carolina responded after a homeowner came across containers of Picric Acid.  (NEWS 2) WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) — Several roads were forced to close in West Ashley following a HazMat situation, Friday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m. units were dispatched to the area of Fitzroy Drive in the Shadowmoss Subdivision for an unknown substance. A resident in ...

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Naval submarine base FD tests HAZMAT skills

Naval hazmat

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