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Hazmat unit called to mercury spill

It is already Friday the 13th in New Zealand and the Otago Daily Times reports of a HazMat involving mercury: A specialist hazardous materials unit was called to deal with a mercury spill on a rural property near Alexandra last night. Southern fire communications centre shift manager Tim Reynolds said nobody was injured, although one person underwent a medical check as ...

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Chemical Suicide in Thornton

Source: 9News THORNTON – A hazardous materials investigation prompted the evacuation of six homes and an elementary school Monday near 135th Avenue and Fillmore Court. According to Thornton Police, a person - who died by suicide - was found in the residence with the chemicals. Authorities haven’t said what chemicals were found. Several neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution, as was ...

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Students exposed to Hydrochloric Acid at Boston school

Source: MyFoxBoston According to news out of Boston: Police responded to a HazMat situation at the Boston Arts Academy Monday morning. Crews responded to the academy on Ipswich Street at 10 a.m. Police say a classroom was working with hydrochloric acid that didn’t vent properly through the hood system. Twenty-eight students were taken to the hospital for further evaluation as a precaution. Boston ...

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Crews cleaning 1,000-barrel oil spill in Oklahoma

Source: UPI.com by Daniel J. Graeber Energy company says third-party excavation work caused last week’s pipeline breach. BILLINGS, Okla., Nov. 9 (UPI) — Magellan, an energy company working in Oklahoma, said preliminary evidence suggested third-party excavation led to a leak from one of the state’s oil pipelines. Magellan Midstream Partners said a rupture on a pipeline system through Oklahoma led to ...

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Hazmat crews respond to bomb threat downtown

Source:Fox 29 SAN ANTONIO- Hazmat crews responded to a call of a suspicious device on a bus near Soledad & Pecan st, Thursday afternoon. According to Police, a passenger riding the bus notified the bus driver that there was a device under the seat. The bus driver evacuated the bus immediately. Device found on bus turned out to be a ...

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Hazmat crews called to Columbia College after small explosion

Source: ABC17 out of Columbia MO ABC 17 News confirmed over 10 units responded to Columbia College Thursday afternoon after someone was burned during a small explosion on campus. Columbia firefighters and ambulances responded near Rogers and Rangeline just before 1:30 p.m., after hearing a victim suffered chemical burns. Officials said the victims were using nitric acid inside a classroom. ...

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‘Glitter bomb’ sends hazmat crews to U.S. senator’s Lincoln office

According to Journal Star.com By RILEY JOHNSON: A “glitter bomb” mailed to U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer’s Haymarket office prompted staff to call in hazardous materials crews Thursday morning. Lincoln Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Eric Jones said glitter poured out of an envelope opened by a staff member inside Fischer’s office at 440 N. Eighth St. around 10:45 a.m. Jones ...

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Firefighters, Bronx residents evacuated from carbon monoxide trap after EMS crew’s meter goes off in building

Source: NY Daily News BY JOSEPH STEPANSKY, GINGER ADAMS OTIS The firefighters were unaware they had walked into a building Monday that was engulfed in the odorless, colorless fumes — which can be deadly with enough exposure. It wasn’t until the EMS crew from Station 15 in Wakefield got on the scene that an alarm was sounded. Firefighters responding to a ...

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Tear gas release prompts Hazmat response near New Castle

Source: TheNewsJournal by Brittany Horn The accidental release of tear gas in a commercial building Wednesday night near New Castle prompted response from local hazmat teams and the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. Firefighters from the Good Will Fire Company No. 1 in New Castle were called early Wednesday evening to the first block of Quigley Boulevard for an ...

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3 workers treated after Franklin hazmat incident

3 workers treated after Franklin hazmat incident Source: Union Leader Correspondent  By DAN SEUFERT FRANKLIN — Three workers were taken to the hospital after inhaling an unknown chemical from the back of a trailer at a local manufacturing plant Tuesday morning.Fire Department Capt. Bruce Goldthwaite said first responders evaluated 10 people at the Watts Regulator Distribution Facility at 20 Industrial ...

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