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Hazmat team called for ‘drain cleaner’ spill at apartment building in Watertown

Source: Dana Forsythe, Wicked Local A HAZMAT team was dispatched to a small apartment building on Warren Street in Watertown on Saturday afternoon. The Mass State Dept of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Response Team TOMS #21 was dispatched just after 4 p.m. to the 15-unit apartment building complex after unkonwn spilled hazardous chemicals were reported . According to the Watertown Fire ...

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Seattle Haz-Mat team responds to ‘lab’ near Greenwood

Source: RICHARD D. OXLEY, MyNorthwest.com Police and firefighters were called in for a Haz-Mat response in northwest Seattle Friday afternoon. The incident began when officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement department — a division of Homeland Security — served a search warrant at an apartment in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. Once inside, investigators discovered what is believed to have ...

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Hazmat team called for unknown chemical spill in Watertown

According to WCVB in Watertown, MA: A hazmat team was called to an apartment building in Watertown Saturday afternoon. Police said an unknown chemical substance spilled inside the building at 109 Warren St. Neighbors told Newscenter 5 people were rushed out of the 15-unit building. The situation is being deemed a Tier 3 response, the same as the chemical explosion ...

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Gas line explosion in Orange County leaves worker severely burned

According to Elyssa Cherney of the Orlando Sentinal: A gas company technician suffered burns to half his body Wednesday morning after an explosion at a southeast Orlando home, according to Orange County Fire Rescue officials. The AmeriGas worker, who officials are not identifying, was working on the stove at a Wittenberg Way home that is currently listed for sale when ...

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Indy meth lab prompts hazmat, bomb squad response

Source: WISHTV INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A meth lab was discovered on the south side of Indianapolis early Wednesday morning, an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesman confirmed. Officers responded to the 2000 block of South Pennsylvania Street, which is near East Raymond Street and Madison Avenue. According to an IMPD spokesman, a hazmat team responded, as did IMPD’s bomb squad, because of ...

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Formocresol spill in Trumbull CT

Source:http://www.ctpost.com/   Firefighters from the Trumbull Fire Department, Nichols Fire District and Long Hill Fire Company and members of Trumbull EMS responded to a chemical spill This was originally reported as an MCI with multiple victims. UPDATE, 4:08 p.m.: TRUMBULL — First responders evacuated 15 people and took six to local hospitals following a small chemical spill at a Corporate ...

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Chemical Safety Board to Convene January 13, 2016, Public Meeting in Torrance, California

  Chemical Safety Board to Convene January 13, 2016, Public Meeting in Torrance, California to Discuss Ongoing Investigation into the February 2015, Accident at the ExxonMobil Refinery; Board to Also Hear From Panel on Process Safety Management Reform   Washington, DC, January 5, 2016 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, ...

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Hazmat team investigating suspicious liquid found in Lehigh County Courthouse

Source: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/ Hazmat crews and fire department personnel are at the Lehigh County Courthouse after a suspicious liquid was found in a second-floor bathroom. Hazmat crews were called Tuesday morning to the Lehigh County Courthouse after a janitor reported finding a suspicious liquid in a second floor bathroom. (Sarah Cassi | lehighvalleylive.com) A janitor found the liquid Tuesday morning in theAllentown ...

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Santa Rosa hazmat team removes mercury from Oakmont garage

Source: GUY KOVNER,THE PRESS DEMOCRAT A Santa Rosa Fire Department hazardous materials team removed a glass jar of mercury from a garage in Oakmont without incident Monday morning. Firefighters were called about 10:30 a.m. by a resident on Aspen Meadows Circle, who said a neighbor who hadmoved away had left him the jar sealed with a cork that appeared to be ...

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Napier Street blocked off for hazmat incident – Australia

Source: Bendigo Advertiser UPDATE 9.10pm: Police have reopened Napier Street after the hazardous material incident. Fire crews left the scene about 9pm after the situation was brought under control by police, who focused their attention on a unit between Buller Street and Weeroona Avenue. Police are also preparing to leave the scene. EARLIER: Police have blocked off Napier Street at Weeroona Avenue and Nolan ...

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