Tag Archives: New Zealand

Special HAZMAT suits used to recover bodies in New Zealand volcanic eruption

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Caustic spill at New Zealand port

Caustic spill

Caustic spill found at Napier port HMN-Firefighters in New Zealand responded to a caustic spill at their local port.  According to the NZHerald, the spill of Sodium Hydroxide was found next to a container.  Authorities are calling the spill small in nature. An area of Napier Port has been cordoned off while firefighters deal with a chemical spill. A small ...

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Dangerous Hazmat at Napier Port in New Zealand

HMN- Vocabulary may be a bit different from the U.S. but the actions are the same in New Zealand Hazmat situation. “Cordon around dangerous chemical leak at Napier Port”. News according to TVNZ The chemical is methyl ethyl ketone, otherwise known as butanone. Butanone is a common solvent, used in items such as whiteboard pens and in the manufacture of ...

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Big milk spill in Matamata

Source: Otago Daily Times – New Zealand Thousands of litres of milk have been spilt on the road following a serious tanker crash in Waikato, while in Northaland another tanker overturned, spilling carbon dioxide on State Highway 1. Emergency services were called to the crash site at Matamata just before 9.30am this morning near the corner of Firth and Beatty ...

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