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County HAZMAT drill includes local hospital

County hazmat

HMN-Multi agency drills are a great way to strengthen the bonds of local responders. But often do we include our local healthcare providers? From hospitals to ambulance services, HAZMAT doesn’t end with the engines.  Wilcoxrangenews provides more. In the scenario, a white powder, later identified in the drill as ricin, had been thrown at movie theater patrons in Sierra Vista ...

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Tractor trailer carrying ‘gasses’ crashes into Sushi Restaurant

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Bourbonnais Man Dies From Possible Pesticide Exposure In Chicago Ridge

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Two found dead in Collin County from apparent chemical exposure

According to FoxNew4.com: LUCAS, Texas – Two men were found dead in a van in Collin County from an apparent chemical exposure. Residents in the city of Lucas reported a lawn service cargo van around 4 p.m. Wednesday. The responding Collin County sheriff’s deputy opened the door to the van and discovered the bodies before he was overcome with fumes. He ...

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Worker exposed to uranyl nitrate at nuclear site

  HMN-A worker was sprayed with a chemical harsh enough to cause chemical burns at a nuclear facility.  Uranyl Nitrate, which is used to make uranium dioxide, had to be removed in an emergency shower.  Thestate provides more. A solution toxic enough to cause chemical burns sprayed a worker at a S.C. nuclear-fuel factory last week, forcing the employee to ...

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Liquid hydrogen leaks after truck hits pole in parking lot

HMN-Fire crews respond to a liquid hydrogen leak after a truck runs in a pole in a store parking lot. USNews reports that the store was evacuated as a precaution. NIAGARA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say hazardous materials crews remain at the scene of an accident where a tanker truck started leaking liquid hydrogen after hitting a pole in a western ...

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BHO lab explosion injures two

BHO

  HMN-A suspected BHO lab explosion injures two, one seriously.  The explosion and resulting fire occurred in a rented room in the Willits-area lodge according to PressDemocrat. Fire apparently from a marijuana hash oil lab inside a rented room at a longstanding Willits‑area lodge late Sunday night injured two people, at least one suffering significant burns, according to the Mendocino ...

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Long Beach HAZMAT stops gas leak

Gas

HMN-Fire crews from Long Beach, CA stopped a gas leak over the weekend that had originally prompted a large Hazmat response according to Press Telegram. A natural gas leak prompted hazmat crews to warn residents at an East Long Beach mobile home park to shelter in place for about an hour and a half over the weekend. The leak was ...

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Explosive experts called to U.K. nuclear waste site

Nuclear

HMN-Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant was visited by explosive experts after a small number of solvent canisters were found on site.  BBC reports that the chemicals were buried and disposed of by detonation. Sellafield Ltd said it was “not a radiological event” but involved a small number of canisters of solvents which had been on the site since 1992. However, there ...

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Fuel barge fire off Texas coast leaves two missing

Barge

HMN-A fuel barge fire off of the Texas coast leaves two crew members missing.  The barge was carrying 133,000 barrels of crude oil. KATC provides more. PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) – The Coast Guard is searching for two crew members who went missing when their fuel barge caught on fire three miles off the Texas coast. Petty Officer Edward Wargo ...

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