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Mercury From Teeth Fillings Leads To Hazmat Response

CBS4 Boston    According to the Fall River Fire Department, a 51-year-old man tried to melt dental fillings, thinking they were silver. Actually, they were mercury. According to the Fall River’s district fire chief, the man’s grandfather was a dentist, and he got old fillings from him. Apparently, the man tried melting the fillings a couple of weeks ago, got ...

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Mercury levels cause 3 classrooms to be sealed

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HMN-Three classrooms were sealed over the weekend at Fontana A.B. Miller.  Sbsun.com reports that students came in contact with mercury which prompted the discovery of high levels in the rooms. An incident Friday at Fontana’s A.B. Miller High School in which some students came in contact with mercury forced school officials to seal three involved classrooms over the weekend for ...

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Hazmat team moves fast to save dad and daughter from mercury spill

HMN- Mercury spill  making the news again,  this time from a broken thermometer which exposed a young child and her father to the heavy metal.   News according to  The Star.com  Kuching, Malaysia : A hazardous materials (Hazmat) emergency response team reacted swiftly to contain a mercury spill at a home here that had put a man and his young ...

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Hazmat Crews Clean Up Mercury Spill in Ca.

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HMN- Mercury found in public leads to hazardous materials clean up according to Patch.Com CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — Hazardous materials crews have finished cleaning up a mercury spill that was discovered Monday morning on a street in Antioch, officials with Contra Costa County Health Services said Friday. Crews found liquid mercury in seven places in the 2200 block of ...

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Mercury found in Indiana home Hazmat called In

HMN- Albany, Indiana. A HVAC technician located a one pound vile of liquid Mercury in a residential dwelling. Originally, 911 was called by the workers and emergency management was dispatched along with the Delaware County Hazardous Materials Team. The Albany Volunteer Fire Department was also called as units responded to their first due area. Hazmat technicians recovered the Mercury and ...

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Milwaukee HAZMAT investigates mercury spill at elementary school

HMN-A Milwaukee HAZMAT team was called in to test the clothing of students for potential mercury exposure.  It is believed that one of the students brought the mercury to school,but they are unsure why according to NBC 26. Lincoln Elementary School says that earlier this morning a few millimeters of what is assumed to be mercury was handled by a ...

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HAZMAT responds to Oklahoma high school for Mercury spill

HMN-Teams respond to a reported mercury spill at an Oklahoma high school this afternoon.  NewsOn6 provided details. The Sapulpa Fire Department’s hazardous materials team responded to Sapulpa High School Tuesday morning because of a mercury spill. Sapulpa Police Major Mike Reed said the mercury was spilled in one of the science labs, and the lab was cordoned off. School officials ...

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Area of Walter Johnson Junior High School quarantined due to hazmat situation, Las Vegas

According to Las Vegas Now.com: LAS VEGAS The Las Vegas Fire Department is dealing with a hazmat situation at Walter Johnson Junior High School. According to the Clark County School District, on Wednesday some students brought mercury onto the property located at 7701 Ducharme Avenue near S. Buffalo Drive and Alta Drive, and around 11:40 a.m. the Las Vegas Fire ...

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Mercury Spill Response

According to UpperMichigansource.com: ERWIN TOWNSHIP — Authorities have cleaned up what they called “a large mercury spill” Wednesday night in Gogebic County. The Upper Peninsula Regional Hazardous Materials Team was called out to a home in Erwin Township. A homeowner was cleaning the basement when a glass bottle of mercury was knocked over, breaking on the concrete floor. The homeowner ...

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Santa Rosa hazmat team removes mercury from Oakmont garage

Source: GUY KOVNER,THE PRESS DEMOCRAT A Santa Rosa Fire Department hazardous materials team removed a glass jar of mercury from a garage in Oakmont without incident Monday morning. Firefighters were called about 10:30 a.m. by a resident on Aspen Meadows Circle, who said a neighbor who hadmoved away had left him the jar sealed with a cork that appeared to be ...

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