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PA Haz-Mat Incident Requires Bomb Squad Response

  Hazelton Fire Department Fire crews in Pennsylvania responded to a report of a hazardous materials incident in town, and arrived on scene to find a substance that was deemed to be a bomb squad incident, and requested a response from near by Hershey, PA to assess the situation. 11/30/18: HFD was dispatched for a hazardous materials incident at 448 ...

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HCL spill at Purdue Fort Wayne

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  (WANE) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A hazardous material spill happened on the campus of Purdue Fort Wayne late morning Friday. Around 11:45 a.m., Purdue Fort Wayne reported a spill of a hazardous material around the Science Building on campus. The Fort Wayne Fire Department told WANE 15 a small delivery of hydrochloric acid broke open and spilled in the ...

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3 hospitalized after Connecticut hazmat scene

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(Houston Chronicle) CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Three workers at a Connecticut transfer station were taken to the hospital after being exposed to potentially hazardous fumes. Fire officials say there was some sort of chemical reaction in a trash container at the Canton town transfer station at about 8 a.m. Tuesday and the workers inhaled the fumes. Deputy Fire Chief Ryan ...

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Old medicine causes HAZMAT scare at Girl Scout building

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  (WISN) The hazmat team was called Wednesday afternoon to the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast Marion Chester Read Service and Resource Center at 69th and O’Connor streets. The Milwaukee Fire Department told WISN 12 News that a bunch of medical supplies were donated to the Girl Scouts that contained an old medical kit with picric acid, which over time ...

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Substance in Ohio creek identified by HAZMAT

  (WYTV) CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Monday a suspicious substance was found in a creek near Canfield High School. Hazmat arrived on scene to find a white substance in the creek. Hazmat tested the water and said it is diluted acid and is no environmental threat or safety hazard at this time. The deputy chief said this particular pipe that ...

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Crews respond to chemical spill in West Greenwich, RI

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HMN-Responders in West Greenwich, RI spent hours Wednesday night cleaning up a corrosive acid that leaked through a trailer.  One of the barrels on the truck was accidentaly punctured with a forklift during the unloading process.  (WPRI) WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — Crews worked for a couple of hours cleaning up corrosive acid that leaked through a trailer at a ...

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Wilmington fire responds to Alcami for acid waste drum rupture

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Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-Firefighters from Wilmington responded to Alcami after a reported drum rupture.  The units were faced with a leak that occurred after chemicals reacted “negatively” in a waste disposal tank.  (WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Fire Department and a HAZMAT team responded to Alcami on Tuesday morning after a drum holding acid waste ...

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Little Rock man faces charges after spitting acid at police

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Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-THV11 reports that the man was hospitalized after pouring an acidic drain cleaner into his mouth-and spitting it at several police officers.  The police were originally called for a violation of a protection order. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A Little Rock man was hospitalized after pouring drain cleaner in his mouth, then ...

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