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Atlanta firefighters called to fire at MARTA battery maintenance facility


(AJC) A fire at a MARTA battery maintenance facility in northeast Atlanta was extinguished, but it prompted a response by the fire department hazmat team, officials said. MARTA service was not affected, and DeKalb Avenue, which is near the incident, was reopened to traffic after a few hours. “This room supplies battery power to trains if electrical power goes out,” ...

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HAZMAT situation over at poultry processing plant


  (WAFF) GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – A nearly 36 hour long saga is over as crews are now cleaning up and preparing to go home after a fire and gas leak at a Guntersville poultry processing plant. Fire department officials say they believe this is the longest hazmat operation they’ve ever been a part of. Crews continued to work to ...

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One dead after Bosnian refinery blast


  (StraitsTimes) BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (REUTERS) – T he powerful blast that rocked Bosnia’s Brod oil refinery late on Tuesday (Oct 9) has left one worker dead, officials said as they raised the figure for the number injured to nine. Firefighters put down the blaze at the plant’s oil and gas processing unit shortly after midnight and rescuers later discovered ...

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Officials investigate industrial fire at Louisiana facility

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(WAFB) BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Officials with the Westlake Chemical plant in Plaquemine confirmed an early morning fire at the facility. A spokesman with the plant said the fire started in the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit around 4:15 a.m. He said the unit was shut down and the fire was isolated to that unit. He added the fire ...

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Refinery explosion in New Brunswick

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    (CBC) Irving Oil says a “major incident” has occurred at its Saint John refinery, after reports of an explosion and fire on Monday morning. Saint John police said they are responding to an incident that broke out around 10 a.m. AT. at the refinery, and are asking residents to avoid the area altogether. Nearby streets have also been closed, but ...

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At least 50 dead after Congo tanker truck fire

(Detroit News) Kinshasa, Congo – At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said Saturday. Faced with one of the country’s deadliest traffic accidents, President Joseph Kabila ordered three days ...

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OSHA fines Husky refinery for outdated safety procedures and more

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  (Star Tribune) The oil refinery explosion and fire that rocked Superior, Wis., in April could have been prevented if the plant’s equipment had been properly maintained, a federal investigation has found. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied an $83,150 fine for 13 violations including outdated safety procedures, failures to address certain hazards, and failed inspections and testing, among ...

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HAZMAT on scene after Rowlett structure fire


NBC There was heavy smoke in the sky as firefighters battled a business fire in Rowlett Sunday afternoon. The call came into the fire department at 4:50 p.m. Sunday as a building in an industrial area on Grisham Drive burned. The fire department said the fire started at Gleco Plating. No one was hurt, but hazmat crews will be on ...

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Truck carrying 10,000 batteries catches fire


(FreeP.com)   Part of southbound I-275 is closed this morning after a semi-tractor trailer carrying 10,000 batteries caught fire Tuesday night, causing a hazmat situation. The closure is on the right shoulder of I-275 and 7 Mile, according to state police. The fire was cleared about an hour after officials arrived on the scene. The Livonia Fire Department deemed the fire a hazmat ...

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Truck full of Axe body spray catches fire near Austin


(ABC) BELTON, Texas — A section of Interstate 35 in Texas was reduced to the consistency of gravel after a truck carrying Axe body spray exploded due to a fire igniting the highly flammable aerosol cans. An 18-wheeler was driving on I-35 through Belton, Texas, about 60 miles north of Austin, around 4 a.m. Friday when the driver saw a ...

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