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“Catastrophic” Chemical Leak Shuts Down Delaware Memorial Bridge

Traffic Delay NBC The leak of a highly-flammable chemical from a plant next to the Delaware Memorial Bridge forced a shutdown of the dual-span suspension bridge on Sunday creating a traffic nightmare during the travel rush home from the Thanksgiving holiday.   The complete shutdown happened around 5 p.m. Sunday after ethylene oxide began leaking from the Croda Atlas Point ...

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Liquid CO2 Kills Driver in Minnesota Delivery Accident

CDL LIFE   A Minnesota truck driver was found dead in the back of his truck Wednesday morning after a delivery attempt at a local McDonald’s.  The driver quickly became overcome by carbon dioxide when the chemical began leaking from the rear end of his truck.   A Minnesota truck driver was found dead in the back of his truck ...

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Fatal Industrial Accident Involving Cryogenics Claims Life Of 3 Workers

CBC Experts in the cryogenic industry say they are waiting for answers from an Occupational Health and Safety investigation into the deaths of three men last week in an industrial accident.   The workers — aged 31, 34 and 52 — were killed Nov. 15 at Millennium Cryogenic Technologies, an oilfield supply company in the Leduc Business Park. Leduc Mayor Bob Young said ...

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Post fire DECON kits becoming more common on the fireground

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(WFLA) WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (WFLA) – Firefighters in Winter Haven are taking extra precautions when it comes to reducing chemical contamination and the risk of cancer. The Winter Haven Fire Department recently obtained post-fire decontamination kits that will “play an integral role in preventing the cancer risk that firefighters face.” They came from the University of Miami through a grant, ...

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Madigan staff prepares for patient decon

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(ARMY) JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — If there’s an accident involving a fuel truck on Interstate 5, first responders would perform a rudimentary decontamination of anyone involved. Then, for those needing to be seen as patients at Madigan Army Medical Center or requiring a more thorough cleaning, the patient decontamination team from Madigan would be called into action. Suit up, ...

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Victims deconned after Delaware hazmat run

  (ABC) NEWARK, Del. – Officials say two people were injured in a hazmat situation at the University of Delaware in Newark. Firefighters and hazmat crews responded around 1 p.m. Wednesday to Drake Hall, located in the 100 block of Academy Street at the University of Delaware after a report of a hazmat spill on the third floor. Firefighters were ...

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Industrial company to decon USPS facility after HAZMAT incident

HMN-An industrial company is expected to decontaminate a USPS facility after a HAZMAT incident leaves some with rashes.  The exact source of the incident is undetermined at this time.  (CBS 6)   The USPS Albany Processing and Distribution Center on Old Karner Road in Colonie will remain closed Sunday following a hazmat situation. The Albany County Fire Coordinator says three ...

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