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Pennsylvania crews battle fuel storage fire

Fuel storage

(Penn Live) Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list!   A number of emergency units are responding to a fuel tank fire at 5125 Simpson Ferry Road in Hampden Township, at the Zenith Energy Terminal. Parts of Simpson Ferry Road and Wesley Drive in the area of the fuel terminal have been closed, according to emergency radio dispatches. Hazmat has ...

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Caldwell County units battle tank battery fire

Tank fire

Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-Caldwell County Texas fire units battled a tank battery fire lasting over three hours.  The crews were working in severe lightning conditions as cloud to ground strikes were going on in the area at the time. (KXAN) CALDWELL COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – A large tank battery fire in rural Caldwell County has been ...

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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

phthalic anhydride

  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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