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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


  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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Vancouver teams isolate propane leak after crash


  HMN-Vancouver HAZMAT teams respond to a vehicle accident with active propane leak.  According to CBC.ca the leak occurred inside of the cab of one of the vehicles.  The crews were able to safely isolate the leak.   Vancouver Fire hazmat teams had to clean up a fuel leak after an overnight car crash downtown Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a ...

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Overturned semi leads to crude oil spill and recovery

  HMN-Colorado HAZMAT teams responded to a truck and trailer overturned in a ditch on Thursday.  The truck was hauling Crude Oil.  While there were no injuries, some of the oil did end up in a nearby irrigation ditch.  According to KDVR,  Crews worked to prevent further spreading and transferred the oil into an awaiting tanker. BRIGHTON, Colo. — Highway ...

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