Tag Archives: Chemical

No injuries reported after fuel additive fire at Saskatoon chemical facility

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HMN-No injuries have been reported after a fuel additive fire had emergency crews at the Akzo Nobel Chemical Plant in Saskatoon.  Security notified responders after flames were seen shooting out of a tanks vent stack. CBC has more details. Fire crews battled a potentially explosive fire at the Akzo Nobel Chemical Plant in Saskatoon this morning. The lone security guard at ...

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Phthalic anhydride leak at Philadelphia area plant

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  HMN-CBS Philly reports that a leak of Phthalic Anhydride was contained inside tank dike areas yesterday afternoon. No injuries have been reported. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A leak of phthalic anhydride, a material used in the making of plastic that goes into fiberglass, prompted a hazmat investigation in South Philadelphia on Tuesday. It happened around 3 p.m. at Ashland’s manufacturing ...

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Maryland community college evacuated after chemical overheats

HMN-The Carroll Community College was evacuated for about 2 hours after a chemical reaction in their science lab. The Carroll County Times reports that Ammonium Chloride had overheated. Carroll Community College was evacuated for about two hours Tuesday and approximately 40 firefighters were dispatched after a chemical incident. The fire alarm went off on the third floor of the K ...

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St. Louis Law enforcement deconned after being sprayed with unknown chemical

HMN-St. Louis police officers had to be decontaminated by the St. Louis Fire department after being sprayed with an unknown chemical during the current civil unrest.  PJ media reports that this is the third night of violent protest. Several St. Louis County police officers had to be decontaminated by St. Louis Fire Dept. emergency responders on Sunday night after they ...

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More than one week later, chemical still leaking from blast site

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HMN-More than one week later, Hydrochloric acid is said to still be leaking from a building at the site of a Tennessee chemical plant. The Olympian reports that around 6 tons remains on site. CHARLESTON, TENN. More than a week after an explosion at an east Tennessee chemical plant, hydrochloric acid is still leaking from the building. An estimated six ...

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Dozens of active spills being worked in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

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HMN-Many agencies are working chemical spills in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  Reuters reports that during the hurricane’s duration, 96 reports of oil, chemical, or sewage spills were made across Southeast Texas. The US Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are assisting Texas state regulators in cleaning dozens of toxic spills from the vast network of petrochemical ...

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Chemical incident at Yale now under control

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HMN-An incident at Yale landed one student in the hospital after a chemical mixture inadvertently spilled on his clothes.  Fox 61 reports that the spill is considered minor. NEW HAVEN — A hazmat incident at Yale University has been brought under control. The New Haven Fire Chief tweeted the incident involving chemicals was under control shortly after 5 p. m. ...

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Floodwaters cripple plant refrigeration system; Explosion feared

HMN-As floodwaters worsen in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a plant in Harris County, TX is feared to be in danger.  After waters knocked out power to the plants refrigeration system, representatives say they are now in danger of explosion.  The New York Post says the County has issued evacuation orders for the area around the facility. A 1 ½-mile ...

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5 hospitalized after chemical mixture near Disney World

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HMN-5 people were hospitalized, 1 of which for burns after a chemical mixture at a hotel near Walt Disney World.  WFTV reports that firefighters are calling the incident a chemical explosion. OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Five people were hospitalized Wednesday morning after chemicals were mixed at a hotel near Walt Disney World, Osceola County Fire Rescue said. One person was ...

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One injured after alcohol unit fire

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HMN-One employee is injured after a fire in an alcohol unit at a SASOL facility in Louisiana.  KPLC reports that officials have confirmed the fire is contained. WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) – Sasol has confirmed a fire at the company’s chemical facility near Westlake Sunday night. An employee has sustained injuries, and is receiving medical attention, Sasol has also confirmed. Sasol ...

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