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Chlorine Leak Reported In Eastern Georgia Train Derailment, Evacuations Underway

Fox54 / wrdw.com  A Haz-Mat team from the City of Augusta Fire Department is currently preforming damage assessments on a train derailment in Jefferson County, GA where an active Chlorine Leak was reported post derailment.   Local reporters are reporting a chlorine gas smell, and a “fog effect” in the air.  This incident comes on the final hours of the 14th ...

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Graniteville 14 Years Later: Lessons Learned, And Lives Remembered

  On the early morning hours of January 6th, 2005 the lives of thousands would change forever. With  hundreds hospitalized, thousands evacuated from their homes, 9 people died as a result of the accident.   There have been many learning lessons since the disaster from better understanding the incident management system, to resource ordering, accountability and initial response considerations.  With ...

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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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Chlorine spill in to Iowa resevoir

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  (AP) CUMMING, Iowa (AP) — Hazardous material crews are cleaning up after hundreds of gallons of liquid chlorine spilled into a water holding facility at Maffitt Reservoir in south-central Iowa. Television station KCCI reports that the spill Tuesday. Des Moines Fire Department hazmat crews and Northern Warren firefighters were sent around 3 p.m. Tuesday to the L.D. McMullen Water ...

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Chlorine leak in Cromwell, CT

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(NBC) A chlorine leak caused a hazmat incident at the Red Lion Hotel in Cromwell on Tuesday. The area surrounding the hotel on Berlin Road was blocked and more than 100 people were evacuated as first responders dealt with the hazmat situation. Fire officials later said a chlorine leak near the pool prompted the incident. The initial call came in ...

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New Jersey water treatment plant has chlorine leak

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NorthJersey.com A pair of leaky chlorine containers were sealed and removed from a Fair Lawn water treatment plant Saturday after an employee discovered gas in the building, according to borough police Between 150 and 300 pounds of chlorine seeped out of the cylinders before the Fair Lawn Fire Department’s hazardous materials team capped and removed them, said police Sgt. Brian Metzler. The leaks were ...

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Chlorine and Natural gas leaks wreak havoc on Denver

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(ABC) DENVER — At least eight people were injured by a chlorine gas leak and a separate natural gas leak that happened almost simultaneously Friday morning in northeast Denver. The chlorine leak was reported around 10:38 a.m. Friday at 3910 Joliet St. The leak was eliminated and evacuations were lifted by at 12:15 p.m., according to the Denver Fire Department. At almost ...

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6 hospitalized after Chicago chlorine leak

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  HMN-The Chicago Sun Times reports that 6 people have been hospitalized after a chlorine leak on a rooftop.  The leak shut down several downtown streets in the Loop. A chlorine leak caused a HazMat situation that shut down several streets in the Loop and injured six people Friday morning. A Level 2 HazMat response was called about 10 a.m. ...

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Mystery haze causes hundreds of hospitalizations

HMN-Hundreds have been hospitalized after a mysterious haze on the Sussex coast causes vomiting, nausea, and burning eyes.  It is currently unclear where the gas came from according to The Telegraph. The mystery over a noxious chemical haze that drifted ashore along the Sussex coast and put scores in hospital has deepened as police have said it is unlikely to ...

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Two dead after vehicle crashes into chlorine tank

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HMN-WLOX reports that two people are dead following a vehicle accident that ended with a ruptured chlorine tank.  Officials say that the car was stolen just before the incident that released a toxic cloud of chlorine.   HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – Officials now say a car involved in a fatal crash late Saturday night was stolen just before it ...

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