Tag Archives: hazmat

Graniteville 14 Years Later: Lessons Learned, And Lives Remembered

  On the early morning hours of January 6th, 2005 the lives of thousands would change forever. With  hundreds hospitalized, thousands evacuated from their homes, 9 people died as a result of the accident.   There have been many learning lessons since the disaster from better understanding the incident management system, to resource ordering, accountability and initial response considerations.  With ...

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HAZMAT scare disrupts Washington hospital

  (Beckers Hospital Review) Authorities are investigating a hazardous materials incident at Olympia, Wash.-based Providence St. Peter Hospital Jan. 2 that prompted the hospital to divert patients from the emergency room, according to The Olympian. An 18-year-old man triggered the hazardous materials response after he told officials he bought an ingredient online to make the highly toxic protein ricin and ...

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Acid found inside vehicle left in Chester County tow yard

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  (ABC) COATESVILLE, Pa. (WPVI) — Hazmat crews and first responders were called to an incident at a Chester County tow yard early this morning. A car had been taken to the Fling’s Towing on Hurley Road in Coatesville after it was involved in an earlier accident. A gallon of muriatic acid had been left in a car and it ...

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Post Raid Investigation Results in Local, State, Federal Law Enforcement, County & 914th Mission Support Group Haz-Mat Response

WIVB.Com   Investigators following up on an investigation after a raid at a New York residence resulted in a large hazardous materials team response from various agencies after officers became ill when making entry into the residence. The residence was raided Dec. 14 and its occupant, Jeffrey Richards, 28, was charged with possession drugs and firearms, as well as making and ...

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Maryland Suicide Attempt Results in Bomb Squad, Haz-Mat Response

  TheBaltimoreSun.Com Baltimore County Fire and Police units responded to a reported Suicide on Monday, after a male subject was found in a vehicle, triggering bomb squad response for possible explosives. One man was found unresponsive in a car near a business park on N. Park Drive, said Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson. The man was later pronounced dead ...

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Bomb squad dispatched to HAZMAT incident in Gaston

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(KGW.com) One man was taken to the hospital in a hazmat situation at the Riverside Apartments in Gaston, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office. Nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution, the sheriff’s office said in a series of tweets. There was a strong chemical smell at the apartments. The man, 55, was spotted in distress by a woman ...

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Clogged toilet causes hazmat response to Garden State Plaza

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(Daily Voice) An attempt to unclog a toilet at the Garden State Plaza sent one person to the hospital for chemical exposure Wednesday, authorities said. The shopper was transported after a mall maintenance worker and plumber poured two different types of chemicals down the same drain causing a hazardous condition, local police said. Paramus police, firefighters and EMS responded along ...

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Hazmat incident prompts evacuations in Morgan Hill

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(NBC) Police and fire personnel in Morgan Hill responded to a hazmat incident involving evacuations Wednesday evening, according to Morgan Hill police. Police tweeted out a safety advisory at about 7 p.m., saying they were dealing with a “hazmat situation” in the area of Cochrane Avenue and Madrone Parkway in Morgan Hill. Everyone involved had been safely evacuated, police said, ...

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Massive Quantities of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin Seized at US-Mexico Border

Foxnews.com An extremely large drug shipment was Intercepted at the Mexico-US Border Federal Agents report.   An estimated 7 Million Dollars worth of illegal narcotics were reportedly seized. A drug bust at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas earlier this week exposed nearly $7 million worth of narcotics at a cargo facility. Border agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility were ...

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Clandestine Lab Raid Results In MDMA, Marijuana Seizure After Package Intercepted

Patch.Com   Federal Agents report after intercepting a package from China destined to an address in the US, that contained an “unknown white powder” type substance later determined to be ecstasy.   MASTIC, NY — A Queens man has been taken into custody after a raid revealed he was allegedly operating a drug lab in Mastic, according to a complaint ...

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