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River catches fire sparking nuclear war panic in Moscow

Source: Press Examiner/Youtube Videos and pictures of the smoke began flooding social media as speculation and panic spread quickly as to what was going on. Or something is burning. Dense smoke rose hundreds of metres into the air above the Russian capital’s bright blue afternoon sky, RT reported. It only took the fire brigades about 15 minutes to deal with ...

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(Tianjin explosion) Hazmat team descends on devastation; fatalities rise to 50

Source: The Standard A team of 214 military specialists trained to handle nuclear and biochemical materials has arrived in Tianjin, where explosions are believed to have been caused by volatile chemicals on site. The personnel, all from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Beijing Military Area Command, left Beijing at noon. They are led by Deputy General Chief of Staff ...

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Rolling Restaurant Roll-overs – Unique Hazard Considerations

HMN  Staff Video Source: NBC KXAN More and more food trucks are on the road and create a unique set of hazards for first responders beyond ordering the ‘Ultimate Burrito’.  In an accident there may be unrestrained victims in the rear with burn injuries from the ‘kitchen’ in addition to traumatic injuries.  Refrigerants and hot cooking oil are two unique ...

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Lawmakers, emergency managers seek rail hazmat plans

Source: KARE11 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Lawmakers, emergency managers and citizen safety advocates Tuesday called on rail carriers to divulge more about their hazardous material accident response planning. “The US Department of transportation predicts quite accurately that there will be 10 catastrophic oil train explosions per year in the United States, and there have been six,” Rep. Frank Hornstein, a ...

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Deadly truck accident in La Porte causes hazmat spill – video

Source: MyFoxHouston FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston MyFoxHouston – A deadly truck accident in La Porte caused a hazmat leak and and had a good part of Highway 225 shutdown for hours. The driver of the 18 wheeler died at the scene. Officials say the truck went over a barrier and hit a natural gas line. Sky Fox was over ...

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“Explosive device” kills one at Neosho recycling center

Source:   Amos Bridges, News-Leader One man died and another was injured in an explosion at a Neosho recycling facility that authorities blamed on “an explosive device included in a pile of empty military shell casings.” The City of Neosho said in a statement that the explosion occurred just before 3:30 a.m. when two employees at USA Metal Recycling were handling ...

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Explosion rips through Ghanaian petrol station killing at least 150 people – VIDEO

Source: DailyMail.com At least 150 people have died after a devastating explosion ripped through a petrol station during heavy flooding in Ghana. A gruesome scene was left in the capital of Accra, with charred bodies and neighbouring buildings burning through the night. The blast was caused when floodwater washed stored fuel into a nearby fire while victims were sheltering from ...

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Danger Next Door: A Growing Epidemic

Source: NBC Los Angeles Updated at 11:09 PM PDT on Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 It is illegal to make, but legal to use under California’s medical marijuana law. While smoking it may not kill you, making it can, according to an elite team of narcotics investigators. Butane Honey Oil, also known as wax or hash oil, is a highly concentrated ...

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Fighting fire with fire – Orlando Firefighters safely prevent dangerous explosion

Earlier this month Orlando HazMat 1 and Engine 101 were called to investigate a smell of gas from a scrap metal yard.  The HazMat team and first due engine company conducted a thorough search of the area and found 20 propane cylinders in a locked fence area.  Using gas detection equipment the highly trained first responders located one cylinder with ...

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2 Workers Killed When Oil Tank Explodes at Home Near Westchester School

Source: NBC4 New York Two workers died when the oil tank they were digging up at a home not far from a school in Westchester exploded Thursday, according to an official familiar with the case. It’s not clear what caused the blast at the home at Hillside Avenue and School Street in Hastings-on-Hudson at about 11:30 a.m., the mayor of ...

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