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Lumber Liquidators will pay millions for hidden formaldehyde evidence

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Hazardous Materials team called to investigate substance found in vacuum bag

  KomoNews     SEATTLE – A mystery substance in a vacuum sealed bag sparked a hazardous materials response and the evacuation of a bio lab building Thursday in the University District. The substance was later found to be non-hazardous brewer’s yeast. A hazmat team from the Seattle Fire Department initially responded to the scene, the Sound BioLab building near 47th Street ...

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Homes evacuated in Chandler, Arizona due to HAZMAT incident

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Caustic concrete dust the culprit in Seattle HAZMAT scare

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Driver killed after ammonium nitrate explodes in south Arkansas; area evacuated after blast that was heard miles away

Camden News   The driver of a fertilizer truck was killed when the truck’s wheels caught fire and it exploded in southern Arkansas Wednesday morning, causing a boom that was heard for miles and prompting an evacuation of the surrounding area, authorities said. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melody Daniel confirmed the fatality and said three firefighters were also ...

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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

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(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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