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North Charleston Train derailment leaves multiple rail cars off it’s track, emergency crews on scene investigating

News2  NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Crews are working on a train derailment that happened early Tuesday morning in North Charleston. Several of the train cars were knocked off the track near Rivers Avenue and Durant Avenue. Officers with the North Charleston Police Department assisted in directing traffic in the area, according to Deputy Chief Scott Deckard. We are told ...

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Overturned Propane truck prompts evacuations, flaring operations

wsoc   IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — About 700 gallons of propane had to be burned off a tanker truck Tuesday after a crash in Iredell County, fire officials said. Union Grove Fire and Rescue responded to Trumpet Branch Road near Eupeptic Springs Road. In photos, the truck that was carrying 700 gallons of propane could be seen on its side. Nearby ...

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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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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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Vancouver teams isolate propane leak after crash

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  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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