Tag Archives: Chemical

Explosion at Milwaukee chemical site

Milwaukee

HMN-An explosion at a Milwaukee chemical plant leads to a HAZMAT incident on Saturday. (WTMJ) An explosion at a Milwaukee business led to a hazmat situation Saturday near 13th and St. Paul, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department. Milwaukee police said no one was hurt in the explosion. The business is Materion Advanced Chemicals Inc. Police and firefighters are evacuating the ...

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No injuries reported after pool chemical explosion

Chemical explosion

HMN-No injuries were reported after chemicals that were being mixed exploded at a Massachusetts residence. (NECN) No one was injured Saturday night when mixed pool chemicals exploded at a home on Glen Street in Whitman, Massachusetts. the incident occurred at the home just off of Route 18. The people inside of the home had been mixing pool chemicals, and that ...

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Chemical spill possibly to blame for fish kill in Ireland

Chemical

HMN-Investigators believe that a chemical, possibly and herbicide or pesticide, causes the fish kill. (Irish Times) Following a report by locals to Inland Fisheries Ireland, officers attended a site at Ballinahemery bridge, near Ballymackey, Nenagh, Co Tipperary and confirmed that a large fish kill had occurred on the Ollatrim river, a tributary of the Nenagh river. In total, 14,749 fish ...

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Technicians respond to water treatment facility fire

Chemical suicide

  HMN-Hazmat Technicians were requested to respond to a water treatment facility fire in Elgin, IL.  The fire is believed to have started when an electrical motor failed. (Chicago Tribune) A fire Friday night in a building with large quantities of chemicals at the city of Elgin’s water treatment facility was likely caused by an electrical motor failure, Elgin fire officials ...

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