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Possible exposure after acid spill at Oxnard recycling center “slight radiation was detected”

HMN-“The material was described as a radiological substance, according to an initial report filed with the state’s Office of Emergency Services. ” and “slight radiation was detected” according to the Ventura County Star. Rescuers responded to a report of two people exposed to a chemical spill at a recycling center in Oxnard just before 10 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities said the spill took place ...

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Hazmat Crews Called to Home After Report of Intruder

HMN- We cant help but think it went something like this  “Freeze your under arrest! Put your hands behind your back, this is the Poli… uh Hazmat Team!” Police investigation into a man breaking onto a residence results in an arrest and hazmat situation. “”   HANOVER, Mass. —An arrest has been made after a hazmat situation in Hanover. Hanover ...

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Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility, Hazmat crews respond

HMN- Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility,”First responders noted seeing smoke and fire inside the idustrial  building, which houses steel and fiber drums, plastic barrels and a variety of other totes used by oil and chemical companies.” according to mlive.com MARNE, MI — Officials from numerous fire departments were dispatched Friday morning to an industrial fire in northeast Ottawa County. The fire, ...

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Hazmat responds to chemical reaction at South Bend adhesive plant

HMN- South Bend, Indiana chemical plant fire causes shelter in place orders according to WNDU News Center 16. “Wednesday night, South Bend fire activated its hazmat team after reports of chemical explosions at a near west-side factory. Around 9:30 p.m. first responders were called to Royal Adhesives in the 2000-block of West Washington St. Crews soon determined that a chemical reaction ...

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Hazmat Crews Work to Remove Chemical Items at Franklin Home

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HMN- NBC Boston reports Hazmat crews and police are working to remove suspicious chemical items at a home in Franklin, Massachusetts.   Neighbors are stunned by an investigation unfolding inside a home in Franklin, Massachusetts, where hazmat crews worked Wednesday to remove suspicious chemical items. “I am absolutely flabbergasted,” said Jessica Tolmie. “I’ve lived here my whole life.” Responders were on ...

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VIPER Hazmat Team responds to butanol leak, one injured

HMN- Delaware County, Indiana the Muncie Star Press reported a contractor working at a clean up site was exposed to a unknown chemical as they were digging 55 gallon barrels out of the ground. A heavy equipment operator had crushed a unmarked barrel which sprayed the cab of the equipment with the substance. The operator was overcame by fumes and ...

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Stormont Vail ER closed after mercury spill

Topeka HazMat – Hazmat incident began late Monday and continued into early Tuesday According to CJOnline.com: Topeka Fire Department crews spent nearly four hours late Monday into early Tuesday cleaning up a hazardous materials spill that temporarily closed the emergency department at a local hospital, authorities said. The fire department’s hazardous materials unit responded around 10:30 p.m. Monday to a ...

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60 firefighters, hazmat team on site of knocked Stanford lab fire

HMN- Fire at Medical School Building brings 60 firefighters, 9 engines, 5 trucks, 2 ambulances, 5 Command Chiefs and Hazmat. According to KRON4 PALO ALTO (KRON) — Palo Alto Fire crews knocked down a 3-alarm fire at Stanford University in Palo Alto after evacuating the surrounding area Saturday morning. Crews first reported the fire on Twitter around 7:45 a.m. in the ...

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Residents Evacuated While Hazmat team investigates chemical spill in Clinton, IA

HMN-Hazmat incident evacuated residents and businesses, according to KWQC News   “Clinton, IA (KWQC) Davenport hazmat and Clinton fire officials are investigating a chemical spill in the basement of a barber shop Wednesday night. Some residents in the area say they waited for nearly 6 hours to get back to their homes and businesses. Hazmat officials say they had to ...

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