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Chlorine Leak Reported In Eastern Georgia Train Derailment, Evacuations Underway

Fox54 / wrdw.com  A Haz-Mat team from the City of Augusta Fire Department is currently preforming damage assessments on a train derailment in Jefferson County, GA where an active Chlorine Leak was reported post derailment.   Local reporters are reporting a chlorine gas smell, and a “fog effect” in the air.  This incident comes on the final hours of the 14th ...

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Graniteville 14 Years Later: Lessons Learned, And Lives Remembered

  On the early morning hours of January 6th, 2005 the lives of thousands would change forever. With  hundreds hospitalized, thousands evacuated from their homes, 9 people died as a result of the accident.   There have been many learning lessons since the disaster from better understanding the incident management system, to resource ordering, accountability and initial response considerations.  With ...

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Ohio train derailment has HAZMAT protecting waterway

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HMN-A train derailment in Youngsville, Ohio has responders protecting an area waterway from a diesel spill.  No injuries have been reported, but WFMJ reports that fuel is leaking from the engine. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hazmat crews and the Youngstown Fire Department have been called to the scene of a train derailment in an industrial area along the border of Youngstown ...

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Ohio responders remain on scene at train derailment

HMN-An Ohio HAZMAT team is still on scene at the site of a partial train derailment that occurred Tuesday afternoon.  It is believed that around 29,000 gallons of Tripropylene has leaked from one of the affected railcars. Cantonrep.com provided more information. Canton Fire Battalion Chief Steven Henderson, who also heads the county’s HazMat team, said workers remained at the scene ...

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Residents of Minnesota town return home after derailment

HMN- News Update from Tribune ELLENDALE, MINN. Nearly all residents of the small southern Minnesota town of Ellendale have been allowed to return home after a train derailed and spilled hazardous chemicals. A Friday afternoon update from the Union Pacific Railroad says with the exception of one homeowner within 400 feet of the site, the evacuation had been lifted. The ...

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Video shows massive fireball engulfing hazmat workers at derailment site

Source: CBC News 26 rail cars derailed near Clair, Sask., on Oct. 7, 2014 More than a year after a major Saskatchewan train derailment, dramatic video has emerged showing how two hazmat workers were almost killed. The video was taken by Wadena volunteer firefighter Brian Weber, on Oct. 7, 2014, the day of the CN Rail derailment near Clair, which ...

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Lawmakers, emergency managers seek rail hazmat plans

Source: KARE11 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Lawmakers, emergency managers and citizen safety advocates Tuesday called on rail carriers to divulge more about their hazardous material accident response planning. “The US Department of transportation predicts quite accurately that there will be 10 catastrophic oil train explosions per year in the United States, and there have been six,” Rep. Frank Hornstein, a ...

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Train Derailment, Fire Prompts Evacuation in Tennessee – Video

Source (Video): wochit news   Source ABC News and AP A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius. Blount County Fire Department Lt. Johnny Leatherwood said a call about the train derailment came in Wednesday night at 11:50 ...

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