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Tanker that Sparked Hazmat Scare on I-71 Wasn’t Supposed to be on Interstate

Reposted from ABC Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Faugl COLUMBUS (Tara Morgan) — A traffic stop sparked a hazmat scare that shut down interstate 71 south for hours and prompted evacuations. Turns out a tanker truck wasn’t leaking its dangerous cargo, sodium hydroxide, but what’s believed to be condensation. But Columbus fire says the truck should not have been ...

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Sen. Bob Casey touts bill to bolster hazmat response

Reposted from: Trib Live By Megan Guza Friday, March 13, 2015, 11:38 p.m. Updated 11 hours ago Stricter safety standards for railways transporting hazardous materials such as crude oil will not adequately protect residents if first responders are not trained properly to handle such materials, emergency responders say. “A lot of our first responders are volunteers,” said Alvin Henderson, Allegheny ...

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TWO SHIPS COLLIDE IN HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL

The U.S. Coast Guard says their first priority is immediate response to any risk of fire or explosion from vapors and human health protection after an afternoon collision in the Houston Ship Channel. Hazmat teams drove through the fog and rain to the Morgan’s Point Area. Captain Brian Penoyer says just after 12:30pm Monday, two ships — a Danish flagged ...

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CA TSB Report: A combination of factors contributed to derailment at Nickel Lake, Ontario in November 2013

According to a recently released report by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada a combination of factors contributed to the derailment at Nickel Lake, ON. Gatineau, Quebec, 3 March 2015 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (R13W0257) into the derailment of a Canadian National Railway (CN) freight train at Nickel Lake, Ontario.On 10 November 2013, at approximately ...

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HAZMAT responding to overturned tractor trailer in Richland County

reposted from Fox57 RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WACH) - An overturned tractor trailer has impacted traffic on I-26 and I-20 easbound Monday afternoon. The incident was reported around 2:20 pm and the Columbia Fire Department is on scene. A fuel leak has been reported and a HAZMAT team is responding to the scene to take care of the leak. More information will be provided ...

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PHOTOS: Fire at Port of Vancouver prompts Hazmat response | Globalnews.ca

WATCH LIVE: Major chemical fire at Port of Metro Vancouver prompts Hazmat response A fire at the Port of Metro Vancouver Wednesday afternoon has prompted a Hazmat response, the evacuation of hundreds of people and forced the closure of the port. Trichloroisocyanuric acid (a bleaching agent and industrial disinfectant) is burning in at least one shipping container, which is buried ...

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