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Chemical leak at Boston hotel

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(WHDH) BOSTON (WHDH) – A hazardous materials team was called to a hotel in East Boston on Friday morning due to a chemical leak, officials said. Crews responding to Embassy Suites at 207 Porter St. for a Level 2 hazmat incident found Hydrogen Peroxide leaking on a penthouse roof, according to the Boston Fire Department. The ninth and tenth floors of ...

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Boston confronts cancer in the fire service

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  HMN-Boston confronts occupational cancer head on. (Fox 25) BOSTON – One of Boston’s busiest firehouses is on Boylston Street, the home of Engine 33 and Ladder 15. Boston became the nation’s first paid fire department in the country in 1678. But no one ever expected the fire service to face what it’s facing today: the grave risk of cancer. ...

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Boston HAZMAT responds to attorney general’s office

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  HMN-Boston HAZMAT was called to a local attorney general’s office after the discovery of an “unknown substance”.  The Boston Herald reports that the substance was mailed in to the office. Police are investigating after an envelope with an “unidentified substance” mailed to the attorney general’s office triggered a hazmat response, officials said. Police and firefighters responded yesterday to an ...

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Building Evacuated After Chemical Release in Boston – VIDEO

According to NECN out of Boston: A building in Boston has been evacuated after a chemical release Friday. Originally calling it a spill, Boston Fire says the release of bromine happened at 99 High St. with some water treatment equipment on the 18th floor. Hazmat crews are responding. One facility worker who was at the chemical release is being taken ...

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NH3: Not your Mom’s cleaning ammonia

HMN-On the heels of the Ammonia leak in Boston that resulted in the death of an industry worker, let’s review ammonia. Do you and your crew review the symptoms of exposure on scene and do the EMS responders get that information? Many resources are available to the first responder. Just a few examples of these would be the CDC website ...

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Hazmat Situation Cleared at Boston Children’s Hospital – video

Source: NECN/By Malia Moses The Boston Fire Department is reporting a hazmat situation at Boston Children’s Hospital. The call came in after a report of a spill of an unidentified substance and a reported ‘haze’ that was found in one of the labs. The Fire Department says the situation was considered a level three hazmat in order to get necessary ...

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Students exposed to Hydrochloric Acid at Boston school

Source: MyFoxBoston According to news out of Boston: Police responded to a HazMat situation at the Boston Arts Academy Monday morning. Crews responded to the academy on Ipswich Street at 10 a.m. Police say a classroom was working with hydrochloric acid that didn’t vent properly through the hood system. Twenty-eight students were taken to the hospital for further evaluation as a precaution. Boston ...

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Fenway Hazmat Scare Blamed On Fish Oil Experiment

Source: CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) – Fire officials say cooking oils were behind a hazmat incident that forced the evacuation of buildings in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood Tuesday night. Emergency crews and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force responded to Fenway Market on Kilmarnock Street after receiving an anonymous tip. On Wednesday, a spokesman for the Boston Fire Department said a ...

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Subway chemical incident drill set for Tuesday – Boston

According to Felicia Gans of the Boston Globe: South Boston residents can expect increased police activity Tuesday morning as public safety and transportation agencies carry out chemical incident drills. The exercise will train authorities on how to respond if there is a chemical release in a subway station. Agencies including the MBTA, along with Boston police, fire, and Emergency Medical ...

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