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Pesticide Spill Triggers Hazmat Response

HMN-A collision involving a truck hauling pesticides on state Highway 4 in California  triggered a hazardous materials response. BRENTWOOD – A collision involving a truck hauling pesticides on state Highway 4 in Brentwood this morning triggered a hazardous materials response, Contra Costa County hazardous materials officials said. The California Highway Patrol initially received a report at 9:23 a.m. that up ...

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Possible Chemical Suicide in Car in Rochester NY

According to The Democrat and Chronical: A body found in a vehicle off Fairport Road in East Rochester prevented about a dozen residents from returning to their homes Sunday evening. The unidentified man was found dead in his vehicle in the parking lot of Family First Credit Union, 375 Fairport Road, Sunday evening and some chemicals in or on the ...

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Hazmat team responds to law offices in Springfield, Massachusetts following chemical leak

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HMN- According to MassLive  the old fire suppression systems failed sending a carbon tetrafluoride into the building. SPRINGFIELD — The downtown law offices of Egan, Flanagan and Cohen were evacuated Friday afternoon after a disused fire suppression system began to leak, sending decades-old extinguishing chemicals into the building’s basement. Springfield firefighters responded to a 67 Market St. following a call from a ...

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100 gallons of sulphric acid spilled inside plant

HMN- Firefighters had to enter the structure where the hazardous material has been spilled which always compounds the complexity of the incident.  Make sure that you check out the video about PPE selection after the story and tune in to The Haz Mat Guys Podcast  for training topics like this and more . Photos via Twitter  The Charlotte Fire Department ...

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Man “Cooks” His Own Urine

HMN-We can’t make this stuff up. The title should be “man cooks urine, hazmat is P.O.’ed”   AMHERST — Urine was the source of a strong smell that prompted a state Hazardous Materials Response team and bomb squad to evacuate tenants from Brandywine Apartments in North Amherst on Wednesday, according to an Amherst fire official. The tenant responsible for creating ...

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FHP releases recordings in fatal hazmat incident on Florida Turnpike

HMN – Reports suggest that mother and daughter died ‘before’ they crashed in to the guardrail. If you recall highway patrolmen were concerned that there was ‘hazmat’ present and did not go in right away due to ‘strong chemical odor’ coming from the vehicle. ‘Some kind of strong smell coming out of the vehicle’ is stated by one of the ...

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HazMat situation on Flanders Road in Westborough MA

  HMN – More details from the scene to follow.  Stay tuned.   According to Cyrus Moulton, Telegram & Gazette Staff: WESTBOROUGH – Firefighters were at the scene of a hazardous materials situation on Flanders Road for several hours Wednesday. An incident was reported about 4:15 a.m. at Maine Manufacturing, 135 Flanders Road. The state fire marshal’s office said an air-conditioning ...

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Man Arrested For Putting Chemical Weapon Inside Oxnard Walmart

According to CBSLA: OXNARD (CBSLA.com) — A man faces charges of creating a chemical weapon capable of creating a gas classified by the CDC that is “immediately dangerous to life or health considerations” inside a Walmart store in Oxnard. Martin Reyes, 31, was questioned Tuesday in connection with a report of a possible improvised chemical weapon the morning of June 18 ...

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2 dead, multiple-vehicle crash on I-40 causes chemical fire

According to News out of TN: KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Two people died in a car crash on Interstate-40 westbound early Wednesday morning. Crews responded to a head-on crash involving an eighteen-wheeler and a SUV near 275 around 1:04 a.m. The truck collided with the SUV traveling west in the eastbound lane. The Estes trucking company truck carried 860 pounds of ...

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Possible hash oil explosion in Manitou Springs CO

According to KKTV: COLORADO, SPRINGS, Colo. Police officers responded to a possible hash oil explosion at a Manitou Springs apartment last night. The fire department forced entry into the apartment, where they extinguished a small fire. The explosion came from the refrigerator which was severe enough to cause some damage to neighboring apartments. No suspects were located in the apartment ...

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