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Driver killed after ammonium nitrate explodes in south Arkansas; area evacuated after blast that was heard miles away

Camden News   The driver of a fertilizer truck was killed when the truck’s wheels caught fire and it exploded in southern Arkansas Wednesday morning, causing a boom that was heard for miles and prompting an evacuation of the surrounding area, authorities said. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melody Daniel confirmed the fatality and said three firefighters were also ...

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School bus driver administered narcan after crashing in New Jersey

ABC7       NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) — The driver of a school bus carrying children with special needs was revived with the narcotic overdose drug Narcan after crashing in New Jersey Wednesday, according to authorities, and now she is under arrest. Police said 57-year-old Lisa Byrd was charged with 12 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, driving while ...

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Judge orders CSB to disclose chemical emissions from accidents

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(The Washington Post) In a lawsuit filed after Hurricane Harvey, a federal judge has ordered the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board to force the disclosure of chemical emissions resulting from accidents. More than 1,000 industrial chemical accidents take place every year. The biggest include the explosions that killed 15 people at a fertilizer plant in West, Tex., and the ...

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CSX train derails on Jacksonville’s Northside, Haz-Mat Teams Conducting Assessments

News4JAX   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A CSX train derailed Sunday night near the Busch plant on Jacksonville’s Northside.  A major cleanup was underway Monday as eight rail cars, two of which were carrying ethanol, went off the tracks around 10 p.m. at Main Street North and Busch Drive, CSX reported. CSX representatives said no one was injured in the incident and there are no ...

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Chlorine Leak Reported In Eastern Georgia Train Derailment, Evacuations Underway

Fox54 / wrdw.com  A Haz-Mat team from the City of Augusta Fire Department is currently preforming damage assessments on a train derailment in Jefferson County, GA where an active Chlorine Leak was reported post derailment.   Local reporters are reporting a chlorine gas smell, and a “fog effect” in the air.  This incident comes on the final hours of the 14th ...

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Graniteville 14 Years Later: Lessons Learned, And Lives Remembered

  On the early morning hours of January 6th, 2005 the lives of thousands would change forever. With  hundreds hospitalized, thousands evacuated from their homes, 9 people died as a result of the accident.   There have been many learning lessons since the disaster from better understanding the incident management system, to resource ordering, accountability and initial response considerations.  With ...

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MC-331 Overturns Carrying Propane, Shuts Down Major Highway, Evacuations Occur

Bay City News   A major highway has been reopened, and voluntary evacuations have been cancelled after a semi truck was uprighted, haz-mat, CHP said. All highways have been reopened in San Jose after a propane tanker overturned on the Interstate Highway 280 on ramp to Interstate Highway 880 Friday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The tanker flipped around ...

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I-40 in Oklahoma blocked after accident leads to propane truck fire

HMN-A vehicle accident lead to the closure of I-40 in Oklahoma as a truck carrying propane caught on fire.  Firefighter extinguished the nearby brush exposure while the propane was burned off. (OKCFOX) CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. (KOKH) — A propane truck fire sent one person to the hospital and blocked all lanes of I-40 in Canadian County for several hours. The ...

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Two dead in industrial accident at power plant

HMN-WTSP is reporting that two people are dead, and four others have received “life threatening” injuries after a possible explosion at a power plant.  The incident occurred during routine maintenance of a “slag tank”.   Officials say two people have died in an industrial accident at the TECO Big Bend Power Plant in south Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue ...

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Interstate crash in Nashville leads to radiation scare

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  HMN-A vehicle accident leads to a radiation scare on I-40.  News Channel 5 reports that a vehicle carrying radioactive material collided with another car.   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hazmat crews were called out to a crash on Interstate 40 in Nashville after a vehicle carrying radioactive material collided with another car. The incident happened early Thursday morning along eastbound ...

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