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Four ducks euthanized after NZ oil spill


Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-Four ducks were euthanized after an oil spill from a New Zealand industrial site.  Stuff.co reports that some of the oil may have entered the nearby Oreti river. Four ducks were euthanised following a large spill of used oil into a Southland waterway. Environment Southland was notified of the oil spill in a tributary of the Winton ...

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Oil pipeline blast linked to Iranian terrorism


HMN-Bahrain is calling the blast at one of their oil pipelines “terrorism” according to Reuters.  Authorities are saying the pipeline fire has been brought under control at this time. KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by “terrorist” sabotage, linking the unprecedented attack to its ...

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Tehran Oil Refinery Fire Kills 6

Refinery fire

HMN-Leaking oil materials ignited in flames during maintenance of a processing unit at a Tehran Oil Refinery.  The fire killed 6 and injured 2 according to TasnimNews. TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A fire that broke at Tehran’s oil refinery killed six people and injured two on Friday, the governor of Rey district south of Tehran said. “When the engineers and technicians ...

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Dozens of active spills being worked in the wake of Hurricane Harvey


HMN-Many agencies are working chemical spills in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  Reuters reports that during the hurricane’s duration, 96 reports of oil, chemical, or sewage spills were made across Southeast Texas. The US Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are assisting Texas state regulators in cleaning dozens of toxic spills from the vast network of petrochemical ...

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Gulf oil platform evacuations underway ahead of Harvey

  HMN-KATC reports that Oil platforms in the Gulf are currently being evacuated ahead of Hurricane Harvey.  As part of this process the wells must be “shut in.”  As of now around 167,000 barrels have ceased flow. Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in preparation for Tropical Storm Harvey, according to ...

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Texas pipeline rupture spills 3,000 gallons of crude oil


  HMN-A shelter in place has been issued in Bastrop County Texas after a pipeline rupture spills 3,000 gallons of crude oil.  KVUE says the rupture happened Thursday morning. BASTROP COUNTY – Officials are ordering a shelter in place after a crude oil gas line ruptured at FM 20, spilling 3,000 gallons of crude oil Thursday morning. According to Bastrop ...

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Lightning strike causes tank battery fire in Indiana

HMN-A lightning strike at a tank battery in Indiana leads to a chain reaction of fire and explosions.  The Dubois County Herald reports that the Indiana Department of Environmental Managenment will be conducting a further investigation. LAMAR — Lightning is being blamed for a weekend fire and series of explosions involving an oil tank battery southeast of Lamar. Authorities were ...

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Bienville Parish firefighters battle multiple tank fires

        HMN-Bienville Parish, LA Firefighters battled multiple tank fires after a lightning strike set them ablaze. A spokesman for the department tells HAZMATNATION that the tanks contained a combination of Crude Oil, Condensate, and Salt Water.  They secured the scene while site operations worked towards shutting down the wells feeding the site.  Once secured, the all clear ...

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Oil tank fire kills one, injures two others

Tank fire

HMN-An oil tank fire at a tank battery in Weld County kills one worker and injures two others.  The flames are believed to have been sparked from maintenance work according to the Denver Post.   One person died and three were injured Thursday in an oil tank fire in Weld County. Workers were doing maintenance on an Anadarko oil tank ...

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