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Large scale HAZMAT event causes evacuations in Douglas, AZ


Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! UPDATE: Originally reported as 1,800 gallons, the tank was said to be 18,000 gallons by multiple news agencies.   HMN-A vehicle accident involving an 18,000 gallon propane tank has lead to evacuations up to a half mile.  The tank is leaking and while fire crews remain on scene. (Tucson News Now) DOUGLAS, AZ ...

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One dies in N.C. Chemical tank explosion

  HMN-One person is confirmed dead after a chemical tank at a water treatment facility exploded.  Hazmat units were dispatched to the scene according to WNCN. MIDDLESEX, N.C. (WNCN) — A man is dead after a tank at a water and wastewater treatment chemical plant in Middlesex exploded Friday morning, according to Middlesex Police Chief Mike Collins. Officials said the ...

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NJ woman rescued after falling into home septic tank.


HMN-A NJ woman was rescued after falling through a rotting cover on her homes septic tank. These types of confined space, or “HAZMAT in a box” calls, can quickly turn deadly from gasses such as H2S, or 02 deficient atmospheres.  WJLA provides more. MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been rescued after falling into an empty ...

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Four killed as vapors from naphtha tank ignite

HMN-Four workers were killed, and two other wounded as maintenance worked on an out of service naphtha tank.  DailySabah believes that the  explosion was due to ignition of trapped vapors. Four workers were killed and two others wounded in an explosion at the Tüpraş Aliağa Refinery in the western province of İzmir on Tuesday, District Governor Bayram Yılmaz said. Yılmaz ...

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Phthalic anhydride leak at Philadelphia area plant

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  HMN-CBS Philly reports that a leak of Phthalic Anhydride was contained inside tank dike areas yesterday afternoon. No injuries have been reported. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A leak of phthalic anhydride, a material used in the making of plastic that goes into fiberglass, prompted a hazmat investigation in South Philadelphia on Tuesday. It happened around 3 p.m. at Ashland’s manufacturing ...

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CNG tank explodes; Injures 2 critically


HMN-A CNG tank explosion critically injured two at a Milwaukee public works garage. JSOnline reports that the two injured were not city employees. Two men were critically injured in an explosion Tuesday at a south side Milwaukee Public Works Department garage, fire officials said. A tank of compressed natural gas that fuels a van exploded around 1 p.m. at the ...

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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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Vehicle leaves roadway, strikes propane tank


HMN-A vehicle in Missouri reportedly left a roadway, striking a propane tank sparking a large fire.  FOX 14 reports that the explosion alone left nearby RV’s on fire. On July 6, 2017 at approximately 7:40am Officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to the intersection of Silver Creek and Range Line Road for reports of a vehicle accident with explosion. ...

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