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HAZMAT spill causes major delays on I-95 South

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A fuel spill from a vehicle crash on I-95 South at mile marker 77 in Richmond has traffic backed up nearly two miles.  Motorists can expect major delays due to the accident. Currently, there is a two-mile backup. The crash occurred around 11:25 a.m. when an oil truck, which was being towed, overturned. There were no injuries. ...

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HazMat: 607 still closed due to 300-gallon spill of a corrosive product

Source: ROBIN FITZGERALDrfitzgerald@sunherald.com HANCOCK COUNTY — Mississippi 607 north of Interstate 10 remained closed Thursday as hazardous-material workers continued to clean up from the spill of a corrosive product that resulted in Wednesday night’s shutdown of I-10 from Hancock County and across the Louisiana state line. About 300 gallons of corrosive material spilled, said Hancock County Emergency Management Director Brian ...

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Chemical Safety Board – Torrance Refinery Expolsion

Torrance, California, January 13, 2016 — An ongoing investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) of the February 18, 2015, explosion at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance, California, has uncovered multiple process safety management deficiencies that led to the accident and a serious near miss. The Board is poised to hear investigators’ preliminary findings at a public meeting on Wednesday, ...

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Possible Meth Lab Found In Oakland Motel; Hazmat Crew Summoned

Source: KCBS According to CBS: OAKLAND (CBS SF) — An Oakland fire hazardous materials crew was dispatched Tuesday to a Jack London Square hotel where a possible methamphetamine lab was discovered, police and fire officials said. Suspicious smoke at the Jack London Inn at 444 Embarcadero West was reported at 11:37 a.m., according to the fire department. Firefighters responded and ...

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Firefighters, Hazmat Crews Battle Fire at Surry Co. Tire Recycling Business

Source: WXII12 and Time Warner News PILOT MOUNTAIN – Plumes of black smoke billowed up over Pilot Mountain Tuesday, as some of nearly 38,000 square feet of tires, standing about eight-feet-tall, smoldered from flames. “I happened to catch it on Pilot Mountain on the way to Pilot Mountain Outreach. We saw all the smoke,” said Gerald Jones, Pinnacle resident. “Certainly ...

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Fire Chief: 1 dead, 3 missing in Summit County Ohio home explosion

1 dead, 3 missing in Summit County Ohio home explosion Source WKYC NORTHFIELD, Ohio — One adult is dead and three people are unaccounted for after a home explosion Monday night, according to the Northfield Center Township Fire Department Chief. Authorities say a father and two children are missing. The explosion occurred on Skyhaven Drive. Neighbors tell WKYC’s Chris Tye ...

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HazMat team and other first responders at scene of suspected drug activity

WSAZ photo/Jake Conley Source: WSAZ LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) — Deputies and other first responders, including a HazMat team, are at the scene Monday night of suspected drug activity at a mobile home in the Coal Grove area. It happened in the 100 block of Town Highway, which is located just off county Road 30. Crews at the scene include ...

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Hazmat Level 2 situation underway at Lou. Processing and Cold Storage

Source: WHAS LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – WHAS11 has learned, through MetroSafe, there is a report of multiple people exposed to anhydrous ammonia in an enclosed area in the 8000 block of Cane Run Road at the Louisville Processing and Cold Storage. MetroSafe is calling this situation a Hazmat Level 2. They said there is currently no impact outside of the building. ...

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