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Signs in Detroit telling truckers with hazardous materials to use bridge ‘a mistake’

Source: The Windsor Star Dave Battagello Jun 18, 2015 – 5:38 PM EDT Last Updated: Jun 18, 2015 – 6:01 PM EDT Recently installed signs near the Ambassador Bridge entrance in Detroit instructing truckers carrying hazardous waste materials to exit and use the 86-year-old crossing “are a mistake,” said a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation. Currently, hazmat as ...

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Hydrochloric acid shuts down bridge for hours –

Source: Daily News By TOM McLAUGHLIN | Daily News Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:37 PM. Four one-gallon bottles of hydrochloric acid were found “bubbling and smoking” early Tuesday on the Cinco Bayou Bridge. The discovery, made at 8:35 a.m. by a Fort Walton Beach Police officer, forced the closing of the northbound lane of the bridge for nearly ...

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Warwick chemical company pleads guilty to environmental violations

Source: Providence Journal by Tracee M. Herbaugh Posted May 6, 2015 at 12:34 PM Updated May 6, 2015 at 4:17 PM Warwick-based Mann Distribution, LLC, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Providence’s U.S. District Court to violating the Clean Air Act by not following regulations for storing 46,000 pounds of hydrofluoric acid, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The company, also known ...

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TANKER TRUCK ON FIRE ON NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE IN WOODBRIDGE

Source: WABC TV WOODBRIDGE, N.J. — A tanker truck crashed and caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike Tuesday, forcing a stretch of the highway to be closed. The accident happened at about 1:45 p.m. near Interchange 11 in Woodbridge, on a ramp from the southbound NJ Turnpike truck lanes. Police say the driver was severely burned and airlifted to ...

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UPDATED: Crews still monitoring possible fuel leak in Alleghany County

Source: WDBJ7 News Officials with CSX say the situation is no longer a Hazmat incident but crews are continuing to monitor the area to see where the leak came from. It has still not been determined if fuel is the substance that’s leaking. A CSX spokesperson says they placed absorbent tabs in storm drains, monitoring outflow throughout the night, CSX ...

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Dow Still Searching for Cause of Mysterious Chemical Release

Reposted from KQED By Sara Hossaini APR 2, 2015 Contra Costa County health officials say they’re satisfied so far with Dow Chemical Co.’s response to a recent chemical release at its Pittsburg plant, and hope to form a more complete picture later this month of what happened and why. The company presented its preliminary report on the March 27 incident ...

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CSB – Report/Recommendations released for 12 accidents

  From CSB – Washington, DC, April 20, 2015—The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion. All View of fire at BP ...

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Hazmat situation closes Chillicothe Pike exit

reposted from…Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 7:30 pm By Jeremiah Shaver Times-Journal Writer JACKSON— The Chillicothe Pike exit to U.S. Route 35 westbound was closed for about six hours on Tuesday due to a Hazmat situation. At approximately 9:18 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, an Ohio State Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement unit performed a routine stop of a semi-tractor trailer. ...

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