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Purple water in San Diego?

HMN-Purple water near San Diego had responders out in full force this weekend. San Diego Union Tribune A resident’s report about a creek in Westwood flowing with bright purple water on Sunday afternoon led to a response by several city departments in order to investigate and clean it up. City of San Diego spokesman Anthony Santacroce said the water was ...

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Nitric acid spill causes evacuation of 25 workers


  HMN-One of the employees was sent to the hospital with unknown injuries before firefighters arrived. (SF Gate) SANTA ROSA (BCN) A nitric acid spill early Wednesday afternoon caused the evacuation of 25 employees from two businesses in southwest Santa Rosa, the Santa Rosa Fire Department said. One of the employees went to a hospital with unknown injuries before firefighters ...

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Residents urged to change air filters after water plant chemical spill


HMN-A Hydrated Lime release caused a dust cloud to spread across a nearby area. (WAFB) LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) – An evacuation order issued for areas surrounding the Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) North Water Plant following a minor chemical spill Sunday night was lifted Monday afternoon. LUS officials say a small amount of hydrated lime was released from the LUS North ...

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One arrested after hazmat spill


(Chron) A man in Montgomery County was arrested Sunday morning on felony charges after a hazmat spill that left diesel fuel trailing down rural roadways, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter. Drivers started calling authorities early in the day with complaints about slick roads on State Highway 99 at Valley Ranch and near the area of FM 1314. The ...

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6 hospitalized after high levels of carbon monoxide at nursing home

WGN9 GLENVIEW, Ill. — At least six people were hospitalized Wednesday evening due to high levels of carbon monoxide at a Glenview nursing home. First responders reportedly evacuated an entire wing at the Glenview Terrace Nursing Home at 1511 Greenwood Ave.  There is no word on what caused the carbon monoxide leak.The investigation is ongoing.No further information was provided.   Create Life ...

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Train hits 18-wheeler in Fort Worth


(Fox 4) – Several people were hurt and a hazardous material spilled onto the roadway after a train and 18-wheeler collided in Fort Worth early Wednesday morning. The Fort Worth Fire Department said the accident happened around 5:30 a.m. near the intersection of N. Collins and Calloway Cemetery roads. A Trinity Railway Express train hit a semi that was carrying ...

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Iowa firefighters prepare for HAZMAT situations


(KWWL) DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – Like much of Iowa, railways are important to the Dubuque’s economy, but what if those railways also posed a potential danger. Firefighters trained Thursday for a scenario they never hope to face. “The idea is to respond to hazardous material instance that may happen on or off the water,” said Dubuque Assistant Fire Chief Greg ...

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Singapore conducts oil spill exercise

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  (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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Cleaning fluid spill in Wake Forest


  WRAL WAKE FOREST, N.C. — A portion of Capital Boulevard is shut down in Wake Forest as authorities respond to a hazmat incident. Authorities said southbound lanes of Capital Boulevard remains between Purnell Road and St. Catherine’s Drive after a tractor-trailer began leaking an cleaning fluid at about 7:30 p.m. Northbound lanes of the road reopened at about 10:45 ...

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North Carolina crews work gasoline spill

WSOCTv CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A tanker truck overturned early Wednesday afternoon on Mount Holly Road near Interstate 485 in west Charlotte, fire officials said, spilling gasoline across the roadway. Hazmat teams responded to the scene and said the tanker was carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline when it crashed. “It is affecting environmental areas such as storm drains and the ground itself. So right now, ...

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