Tag Archives: hazmat

HAZMAT teams called to Manchester prison; three staff members hospitalized

  WYMT     MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) – Three Bureau of Prisons staff members at the Federal Corrections Insititute in Manchester were hospitalized Monday. Officials say the staff members were all working in or near the facility’s mail room when they began feeling ill. In a release from the Federal Bureau of prisons, officials say HAZMAT teams were dispatched to test ...

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Firefighters give closer look inside Deer Park tank fire

    ABC13    Hundreds of firefighters and first responders have been to the ITC facility risking their lives in order to protect thousands. Now we’re getting a closer look at the fight to put out the blaze. “I went out outside like most residents and saw a black plume northeast of my home,” said Kemah Fire Chief Brent Hahn. It was ...

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Lime green water has fire departments investigating


(VC STAR) SIMI VALLEY – A stretch of the Arroyo Simi turned bright green Monday afternoon when an unknown substance entered the waterway from an outflow under the First Street bridge. The scenario brought hazardous materials teams and officials from multiple agencies, but authorities ultimately determined the product wasn’t harmful. At around 2:25 p.m., a caller told emergency dispatchers that water in the wash below ...

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“Household hazmat emergency” in Sonoma County

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  (CBS) GUERNEVILLE (CBS SF) – The Sonoma County Department of Health Services issued a household hazardous waste warning on Tuesday in the aftermath of last week’s storm and subsequent widespread flooding. When the flood waters receded, places like downtown Guerneville were left a toxic mess. Gasoline, motor oil, weed killers and raw sewage from flooded septic tanks contaminated most ...

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Multiple explosive devices found at multiple transportation hubs including rail and city airports, believed to have Irish origin

TheGuardian.com    Three improvised explosive devices have been found at separate transport hubs in London in what Scotland Yard believes to be a series of linked incidents. The Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command launched an investigation after the packages were found in the post room at Waterloo station, City Aviation House at City airport and the Compass Centre on the grounds ...

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Four transported after reported chlorine leak at chemical plant

WBRZ     GEISMAR – The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has confirmed reports of a chlorine leak at an Ascension Parish plant early Monday morning. At approximately 5 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a call regarding the smell of chlorine coming from the area of Highway 30 near LA 73 in Geismar. A preliminary investigation revealed the leak originated from Westlake ...

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How the Omaha Fire Department prepares for HAZMAT calls


  Tonight on @WOWT6News hear from @OmahaFireDept firefighters who recently had to put these on while responding to a call at Nathan Hale Middle School. pic.twitter.com/dNvyjK8qo0 — Lileana Pearson WOWT (@lileana_pearson) March 2, 2019   (WOWT)   OMAHA, Ne. (WOWT) – First-responders put their lives and health on the line every day. That situation played out Wednesday when the Omaha ...

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Train derails in Scioto County; U.S. 23 closed as precaution

10TV     SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio – Several train cars have derailed in Scioto County Thursday afternoon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the train derailed around 4:50 p.m. near Fairground Road along U.S. 23 just north of Lucasville. The Scioto County Emergency Management Agency said the train is from Norfolk Southern Railway. Norfolk Southern Corporation said the train was traveling east ...

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Center For Domestic Preparedness: 20 Million awarded in facility updates for training, student lodging, cafeteria and other on site projects

Center For Domestic Preparedness      CDP to receive $20M to enhance facilities The Center for Domestic Preparedness will receive an additional $20 million to modernize facilities, courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2019. The funding boost was first announced Friday by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. In a release, the ...

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Grand Canyon visitors, employees may have been exposed for years to radiation

ABC7      GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK (KABC) — Tourists and employees may have been exposed to dangerous radiation levels at the Grand Canyon, federal officials said. Three paint cans stored in the Grand Canyon National Park’s museum collection were full of radioactive uranium for decades. The cans have been removed after being discovered. However, according to the park’s safety director, thousands ...

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