Tag Archives: Chemical

22 dead in blast outside northern China chemical plant

AP   An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world’s second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a loading area next to the plant operated by the Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. ...

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HAZMAT call leads to discovery of 2 bodies, and home made warning signs

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(Click Orlando) HMN-Neighbors called authorities after the discovery of home made signs warning of hazardous materials being on site. The investigation found two bodies. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Homemade warning signs were found in an Azalea Park home where the bodies of two people were discovered Monday evening, according to officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies and fire rescue ...

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Tractor rollover leads to fatality and chemical spill

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(The Observer) 2pm | AUTHORITIES have confirmed a farm worker in his 50s has tragically died following a tractor rollover and subsequent chemical spill at Cordalba this morning. Workplace Health and Safety is currently at the scene of the incident, where a middle-aged man was killed shortly before noon today. Initial reports are the man involved was driving the tractor and spraying ...

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Chemical odor sends one to hospital in Wisconssin

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(Channel 3000) MADISON, Wis. – One person was taken to the hospital Monday morning after inhaling fumes while working in a community clubhouse on Madison’s south side, according to a release from the Madison Fire Department. Emergency crews were called around 8:30 a.m. to Highland Manor at 10 Malibur Drive for reports of a noxious odor that caused the custodian ...

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Mother plans to sue EPA over sons death involving chemicals

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(Tennesseean) A Tennessee mother is taking steps to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for apparently failing to finalize a ban on a chemical that killed her 21-year-old son last year. Wendy Hartley “joined forces” with several other parties and submitted a notice of intent to file suit against the EPA on Oct. 31, aiming to push the agency to ban methylene ...

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7 arrested after Chinese chemical spill

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(SCMP) Seven people have been arrested in southeast China for their roles in the chemical leak that put 52 people in hospital and cost local fisherman millions of dollars in lost revenue. The incident happened on November 4 when a tube carrying a mix known as C9 aromatics from a petrochemical firm to a tanker came loose, spilling about 7 ...

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Explosion at Milwaukee chemical site

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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

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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

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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

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  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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