Tag Archives: california

Banned pesticide causes evacuation of forest service station

Pesticide

HMN-HAZMAT units responded to a US forest service station in Porterville after a citizen brought in a banned pesticide known as Carbofuran.  The Visalia Times-Delta reports that the material was banned in the US in 2009. Hazmat crews responded to the U.S. Forest Service Station in Porterville on Tuesday. Crews were called just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after a citizen ...

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125 evacuated from Gallo winery due to ammonia leak – FF injured

According to the Fresno Bee: About 125 workers at the E.J. Gallo winery at Olive and Clovis avenue were evacuated Wednesday morning after a worker cut an ammonia line, the Fresno Fire Department reported. The accident occurred about 8 a.m. A hazmat unit responded. Richard Cabral, a spokesman for the fire department, said firefighters swiftly reduced the ammonia leak to ...

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Hazmatters: Central Fire Protection District Santa Cruz, CA.

HMN- This weeks Hazmatters of the week are from the Central Fire Protection District in Santa Cruz, California. Central Fire Protection District responds to emergency and non-emergency hazardous materials incidents. Such incidents could include actual or potential spills, leaks, and exposures to substances that pose a threat to life, health, and/or property. District personnel are certified as Hazardous Materials First Responders and ...

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Hazmat Crews Clean Up Mercury Spill in Ca.

HMN- Mercury found in public leads to hazardous materials clean up according to Patch.Com CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — Hazardous materials crews have finished cleaning up a mercury spill that was discovered Monday morning on a street in Antioch, officials with Contra Costa County Health Services said Friday. Crews found liquid mercury in seven places in the 2200 block of ...

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California chemical company indicted on smuggling charges

HMN- According to the East Bay Times the California chemical company, AK Scientific, mislabeled hazmat loads as non hazmat. This fundamentally undermines the job of responding units should a spill require emergency response. Chemical and physical properties of spills are the basis of PPE selection and mitigation tactics as responders use the labeling for decision making. UNION CITY, CA. — A ...

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100 evacuated in Corcoran when ammonia truck overturns – video

Ammonia leak evacuates Corcoran in California According to the Fresno Bee: One hundred people in Corcoran have been evacuated Monday after an ammonia truck overturned and started leaking. Kings County Fire Chief Clay Smith said the main valve on the ammonia tank has been shut, but a vent tube was still releasing ammonia as of about noon. The vent is ...

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NASA / JPL Fire Department today’s HAZ-Matters!

NASA/JPL Fire Department today’s Haz-Matters We want to know about you! You can have your team, truck, or techs featured on hazmatnation.com by submitting your pictures and hazmat biography to info@hazmatnation.com so you can join our Haz-Matters bio page! The NASA/JPL Fire Department consists of 25 full time fire personnel, 4 Captains, and 1 Chief. Firefighters work 12 hour shifts ...

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HAZMAT SITUATION SENDS 3 PINOLE COPS TO THE HOSPITAL – UPDATE

HMN-News according to ABC 7 News From Pinole Police: MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISSEMINATION SUBJECT: Hazardous Material Incident DATE: October 11, 2016 CASE #: 2016-2571 MEDIA CONTACT: Sergeant Matt Avery PHONE: 510-724-8962 On October 10, 2016 at approximately 8:40 PM, Pinole Police officers responded to a welfare check on a subject in the Pinole Vista Plaza shopping center parking lot ...

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I-10 West reopens following hazardous spill

HMN- The interstate was closed because an 18-wheeler was leaking molten sulphur, fire crews worked with contractors and removed the hazards.   At 12:40 today, emergency responders received a call from a truck driver indicating that smoke was coming from his trailer. Scott Fire Department, Lafayette Fire Department Hazmat Unit, State Police Hazmat, and DEQ responded to the scene. Upon arrival, ...

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Semi carrying hazardous material stolen

HMN-Semi carrying hazardous material leads police on lengthy pursuit. How would you respond to the situation and would the criminal investigation change how hazmat responds?  Read the full story here from the LA Times   Driver of stolen big rig carrying hazardous material surrenders after three-hour pursuit A man suspected of stealing a big rig filled with low-grade hazardous material ...

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