One arrested after hazmat spill


(Chron) A man in Montgomery County was arrested Sunday morning on felony charges after a hazmat spill that left diesel fuel trailing down rural roadways, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter. Drivers started calling authorities early in the day with complaints about slick roads on State Highway 99 at Valley Ranch and near the area of FM 1314. The ...

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66 dead, dozens more injured in illegal Mexico pipeline tap

(ABC 7) Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people. More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing as relatives of the deceased and onlookers gathered around the scene of carnage. Just a few ...

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No injuries after saltwater disposal site experiences tank explosion

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  (Williston Herald) No one was hurt Thursday when a tank at a saltwater disposal site in Watford City exploded. The explosion happened around 12:15 p.m., according to Karolin Jappe, McKenzie County emergency manager. The tanks are where saltwater used in hydraulic fracturing is processed. In the tanks, water, oil and gas are separated from each other. Something in one ...

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Crews respond to tank battery fire near Midland, TX

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(NewsWest9)   HMN-Two oil tankers unloading at the site are believed to have caused the fire. One driver was pronounced dead on scene. MIDLAND, TX (KWES) – Emergency crews responded to a tank battery fire at Farm-To-Market 1788 South at West County Road 160 Tuesday afternoon. According to Midland County Fire Marshal Dale Little, two 18-wheelers carrying oil caught fire ...

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Explosive device shatters windows in San Francisco


  (CBS) SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A San Francisco man has been arrested for allegedly igniting an explosive device that shattered about 75 windows in the area of the city’s South Park neighborhood, police announced Monday. Investigators said 37-year-old San Francisco resident Mustapha Math has been booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of possession of a destructive ...

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One arrested after vehicle accident leads to gas main fire. (UK)

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(BBC)   A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences after a crash that caused a gas mains fire. Fire crews and police officers evacuated residents from Ringwood Road in Verwood, Dorset, after the fire began on Friday night. Dorset Police said they arrested the man after a “road traffic collision” at about 21:25 GMT. Fire crews ...

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Six hospitalized after Walmart hazmat incident in South Florida


HMN-It is believed that cleaning chemicals were involved. (Miami Herald) Six people were sent from a Lauderdale Lakes Walmart store to the hospital Friday afternoon with respiratory issues, according to Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue. The people were inside the store when something made them sick. A hazmat team is currently investigating a “hazardous materials incident” at the Walmart on 3001 ...

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WEBCAST: Fire Engineering presents “Firefighter Rescue and Hazmat” by Phil Ambrose

  HMN-Fire Engineering will be hosting a webcast on January 24th, 2019 entitled “Firefighter Rescue and Hazmat” hosted by HazMatNation Editor In Chief Phil Ambrose. Join us by registering for the webcast HERE. (Fire Engineering) When there is a possibility of victim rescue, firefighters often swing the risk vs. gain decision in favor of entering the toxic atmosphere. Fire conditions ...

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I-75 in Monroe County re-opens after feces spill


HMN-Around 9:40 AM, a truck carrying human waste lost its load on I-75. (Detroit News) A spill that closed northbound Interstate 75 in Monroe County just after rush hour Thursday morning has been cleared, and now all lanes are open to traffic, the Michigan Department of Transportation confirmed. MDOT said the closure, on northbound I-75 at Summit, started about 9:40 ...

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