Tag Archives: hazmat

“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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$13 million worth of meth found in trailer with frozen strawberries at Texas port

Fox Carolina News     A truck driver hauling frozen strawberries from Mexico into the United States is in custody after customs officers at a Texas port found nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in the trailer. In a statement, Customs and Border Protection said officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility Saturday encountered a 42-year-old male Mexican ...

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(Videos) Hazmat rigs responding


  HMN-Few things do we love more than watching a rig responding, and a wailing Q siren.  Check out these videos of rigs responding recently.    

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HAZMAT called after 3 year old found dead in bucket of acid

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HMN-After the tragic discovery, the couples other four children were turned over to Child Protective Services. (East Texas Matters) LAREDO, Texas (NBC News) – Two Laredo parents are facing multiple charges after their 3-year-old daughter’s body was found in a bucket apparently containing acid. Laredo police arrested37-year-old Monica Dominguez and 32-year-old Gerardo Zavala Loredo for allegedly covering up the death of ...

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