Tag Archives: oil

Substance in Ohio creek identified by HAZMAT

  (WYTV) CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Monday a suspicious substance was found in a creek near Canfield High School. Hazmat arrived on scene to find a white substance in the creek. Hazmat tested the water and said it is diluted acid and is no environmental threat or safety hazard at this time. The deputy chief said this particular pipe that ...

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Singapore conducts oil spill exercise

oil spill

  (Straits Times) More than 250 people from 26 agencies took part in a maritime exercise yesterday that included the staging of a mock collision with oil spill in the waters off Pulau Semakau. The exercise was to share best practices as well as test inter-agency responses and new technologies in combating oil spills, said Captain M. Segar, assistant chief ...

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Lightning strikes oil tank in St. Martin Parish

Tank fire

HMN-More action in Louisiana this after noon as lightning strikes a tank battery in St. Martin Parish. (KATC) Crews are on the scene of an oil tank fire in St. Martin Parish on Breaux Bridge Highway. According to firefighters, lightning hit an old oil tank causing it to catch. The fire is still burning and firefighters are working to put ...

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Four ducks euthanized after NZ oil spill

Ducks

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

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

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

Pipeline

  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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