Tag Archives: Chemical

Hazmat called to Auburn University

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HMN-Hazmat was called to Auburn University after a chemical poured down a drain filled the area with fumes.  WTVM reports that one person became lightheaded by the fumes and immediately pulled the fire alarm. COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Auburn police and fire crews responded to a hazmat situation at Auburn University this afternoon. The incident occurred in Funchess hall at ...

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South Shore Plaza evacuated after chemical spill

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HMN-Employees at a Chipotle restaurant spilled a cleaning solution, and attempted to clean the spill with a different solution, causing a chemical reaction.  One employee was taken to the hospital for minor burns. (CBS) BRAINTREE (CBS) – Part of the South Shore Plaza in Braintree was evacuated after a chemical spill late Friday afternoon. The incident happened at the Chipotle ...

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One dies in N.C. Chemical tank explosion

  HMN-One person is confirmed dead after a chemical tank at a water treatment facility exploded.  Hazmat units were dispatched to the scene according to WNCN. MIDDLESEX, N.C. (WNCN) — A man is dead after a tank at a water and wastewater treatment chemical plant in Middlesex exploded Friday morning, according to Middlesex Police Chief Mike Collins. Officials said the ...

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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

Chemical

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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