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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

Acid drum

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

Little Rock acid

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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Picric acid causes South Carolina hazmat scare


HMN-Firefighters in South Carolina responded after a homeowner came across containers of Picric Acid.  (NEWS 2) WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) — Several roads were forced to close in West Ashley following a HazMat situation, Friday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m. units were dispatched to the area of Fitzroy Drive in the Shadowmoss Subdivision for an unknown substance. A resident in ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: The Highs and Lows of the pH World

Industrial Fire Familiarization: The Highs and Lows of the pH World While many different ingredients and chemicals are used in the processing industry, there are a certain few standout materials that seem to be a recurring danger. Whether it be 0, or a 14, the extremes of the pH world are shall not be underestimated when it comes to an ...

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Big Mac Vs Sulfuric Acid!

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HMN-YouTubers “LETS MELT THIS” posted an intriguing video of what happens to a Big Mac when soaked in Sulfuric Acid.  Somehow I don’t think the 3 second rule applies to this? Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list!

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